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December 8, 2006, 01:20 AM

It's a sad, sad day for cricket :(

December 8, 2006, 02:35 AM
These Aussies know when to say 'Good Bye'. The world lost today one of the most graceful right handed batsman.

December 8, 2006, 04:45 AM
He was a Good Batsman..................May be Australia will Miss Him.................

December 8, 2006, 05:29 AM
i am shocked. but he did the right thing. he could have missed his place to watson.

December 8, 2006, 08:03 AM
dilen tho mood ta kharap koiraa dammm he is one of my allltime fav batsman i will miss he him till eternity

December 8, 2006, 11:18 AM
good. when is pointing retiring?

December 8, 2006, 02:33 PM
What a professional way of saying goodbye as Aussies know the best about that

""I'm aware of the tremendous challenges facing Australian cricket, including this current Ashes series," he said. "Such challenges require people who are more than 100% committed, dedicated, disciplined and passionate about the game, what it seeks to achieve and how those involved in the game can best serve cricket. "
"I feel, therefore, it's time for me to move aside. I have enjoyed everything the game has given me. I have gained from it more than I could have ever imagined."

December 8, 2006, 03:57 PM
He was one of the architect of aussie team becoming world no 1 in both form of the game.. Now, we'll have to wait for a few more.. Ricky ponting, shane warne, Glen macgrath, justin langer. The dominating era is about to end.. :-D

December 8, 2006, 05:03 PM
shukhe thakte bhute kilay.....

but yea thats the Aussie way of saying Goodbye...

He was an awesome player, cricket will miss him

December 8, 2006, 06:19 PM
really a sad day for cricket. but Australia has many other players that will come and take place of the ones that are gonna retire

December 8, 2006, 07:32 PM
really a sad day for cricket. but Australia has many other players that will come and take place of the ones that are gonna retire

...but the question is: will they be good enough to replace the big names?
How can you stand losing Warne, Mc Grath, Hayden, Gilchrist, Ponting... without losing much of your strength?

December 8, 2006, 07:38 PM
Martyn was my favorite Australian batsman.

Cricinfo has collected some quotes about him. I think they are right on the money.


Damien Martyn’s retirement came as a surprise to everyone but according to the Australian media, he never was one to follow the pack. Peter Roebuck wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald (http://www.smh.com.au/news/columns/a-textbook-example-of-perfect-timing/2006/12/08/1165081153538.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1) that Martyn was a brilliant but flawed character.Despite his many successes, though, a feeling lingers that Martyn might have given more to the game. He never lay naked before us, pain evident, joy unhidden. Instead he was skilful, and as dry as a creek. He did not engage, did not allow us to join him on his journey. His eyes lacked delight. Somewhere along the way Martyn was hurt. A brilliant youngster and a natural leader of the Australian under-19 team, he seemed destined for greatness. Even now it is possible to remember him all those years ago, representing his country in Chelmsford, swooping on a ball, throwing down the stumps, popular, relaxed, the gun of the side. But the flaw was also evident, the headstrong attitude that held him back for so many years.<script type="text/javascript"><!-- if(!mmposts){var mmposts=[];}mmposts[mmposts.length]="2853"; //--></script> <!-- mmp mmid:2853 mmdate:20061209002140 mmurl:http://blogs.cricinfo.com/surfer/archives/2006/12/damien_martyn_b.php mmtitle:Damien Martyn: 'Brilliant but flawed' --> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://tracker.measuremap.com/a/762"></script><script type="text/javascript" src="http://tracker.measuremap.com/a/762/visit?v=210847364&repeat=&x=1165624543438"></script> Robert Craddock, writing in the Herald Sun (http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20896368-2882,00.html), said Martyn was always the mystery man in the Australia team.Articulate, opinionated, intelligent and good company when he chooses to mix, Martyn is an unusual character who is not the man he seems. His jaunty walk - you could call it a swagger - and his general demeanour radiate confidence but it is really a cloak for insecurity. Unlike Glenn McGrath, who gets motivated by criticism, Martyn finds it deeply offensive, which is part of the reason he has retired. It disturbed him to go to the hotel door and pick up a paper with a story saying his future was under threat. It was killing his passion for the game.In The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20896050-5001505,00.html), Peter Lalor commented that Martyn, unlike several of his team-mates, did not get along with the media.A teen prodigy with the bat, he was stung badly when the critics turned on him after his seventh Test. He never again trusted them, their praise, or the fame they promised. He hated the spotlight, was contemptuous of the cricket media pack and seemed always wary. He was, and remains, an enigma. He scorned the time-honoured adage that a batsman must position his feet to drive a ball, yet remained one of the most graceful and effortless batsmen of his era.

December 8, 2006, 07:47 PM
aussies know when to retire. he will be missed. i never liked australia as a team but he is (was) one of my favourite batsman.

December 8, 2006, 08:24 PM
I strongly believe that he was left out of the squad and as a result made his retirement. He certainly seemed passionate in the Champions Trophy. Having said that he could have let the selectors know he was retiring straight after the Adelaide test. Even so, it's very selfless of Marto. With Watson injured you'd think that he would have played his final test in Perth in front of a home crowd and been part of Australia regaining the Ashes.

December 8, 2006, 08:51 PM
I think he was afraid of the situation that happened with Mark Waugh. So, he decided to step down with his pride.

December 8, 2006, 09:34 PM
If Voges was chosen instead of Martyn then it is exactly like the Mark Waugh situation. Except Junior was dropped from the ODI side first.

December 8, 2006, 09:45 PM
May be many will miss him, but I won't. He might have good scores, but as a player I never liked him. No particular reason. May be that's why I don't dislike him either :p