Thursday, December 07, 2006

Damien Martyn retires

Damien Martyn announced his retirement from test and one-day cricket today. Martyn was one of my favorite batsmen to watch when in full flow. His shots were a treat to watch, played with exquisite timing and lazy elegance. Very similar to the way Herschelle Gibbs and VVS Laxman play. Though he didn't possess the technique of a Dravid or even Mark Waugh, he made up for it with pure shotmaking skills. He made batting look easy, a lazy Sunday afternoon walk in the park.

I have practically given up watching cricket in the past couple of years, but I hope we have more like him, who make watching a whole day of cricket worth every moment.


Update: Now Warne also announced his retirement.

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