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Nafis_BD
April 11, 2007, 04:35 PM
Check ou this saying that Brian Lara will retire after the world cup.......

http://cricketworldcup.indya.com/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?xf=news,Cricket,2007,Apr il,News_20070411_87


Lara to retire from one-day cricket



West Indies captain Brian Lara has confirmed he will retire from one-day cricket after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 following yesterday's 67-run defeat against South Africa. The loss in Grenada ended all realistic hopes of the hosts reaching the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 semi-finals.
"I think this is the end of my one-day career, for sure," Lara told the ICC. "I honestly feel my game is over and we should give it to one of the younger players. It's really tough playing one-day internationals out there.
"After the World Cup the next one-day tournament for the West Indies is in June in England and I'd love to sit back and watch and see the team do well. I want to leave a team that plays better. And that is still my hope."
Lara has vowed to carry on playing Test cricket past his 40th birthday and said he wanted to leave the one-day team on a high note. "These might be my last two one-day internationals but I still want to see the team moving out of this competition learning something from it and that's all I can hope for. It's demoralising, yes, but I want to see certain things happen and I want to see the team move on."
"I thought we tried our best. But South Africa played better than us. They were in a do-or-die situation; they came up trumps, showed their class and why they were number one [in the International Cricket Council one-day rankings] until a few days ago. They were outstanding, and we were outplayed."
Lara has played in 297 one-day internationals since his making his debut against Pakistan in Karachi in 1990, scoring 10,354 runs, at an average of 40.60, with a highest score of 169.

timesonline.co.uk



What do u guys think of it??

Sovik
June 12, 2007, 05:28 PM
is he coming back again? bad idea. bad idea

Kabir
June 12, 2007, 06:09 PM
This is a 2 month old thread! Where did you find this Sovik?

Nocturnal
June 12, 2007, 06:12 PM
is he coming back again? bad idea. bad idea

??? :confused:

Sovik
June 12, 2007, 06:41 PM
there was an add of wisden cricketer, july issue. i just had a glimpse. i can swear to god that i saw lara's pictures and the article name "i will be playing again". may be he was talking about beach cricket but who knows. i can't confirm the source though

Xavier
June 13, 2007, 06:14 AM
Article on cricinfo as Lara says he's willing to come back in a six months time...
http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/westindies/content/current/story/297853.html
no further indication about what level he could play.

Sohel
June 13, 2007, 06:33 AM
Article on cricinfo as Lara says he's willing to come back in a six months time...
http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/westindies/content/current/story/297853.html
no further indication about what level he could play.

important dig bro, thanks.

excerpt: "Lara also indicated that he could be playing cricket again in six to eight months although he refused to be drawn who for and at what level. "I think I am going to play cricket again. If I go six or eight months without cricket I would lose it and I don't want to lose it yet."

great avatar BTW.

Xavier
June 13, 2007, 06:40 AM
Thanks mate... the article still leaves unsaid why Lara didn't take part to the tour of England and now is willing to come back... could it be the for 20-20 world cup?

Sohel
June 13, 2007, 06:52 AM
Thanks mate... the article still leaves unsaid why Lara didn't take part to the tour of England and now is willing to come back... could it be the for 20-20 world cup?

nai larar cheye kana larao bhalo.

the jist of it: any lara's better than no lara.

Surfer
June 13, 2007, 07:09 AM
nai larar cheye kana larao bhalo.

the jist of it: any lara's better than no lara.

Dont say that else Lara Dutta would be playing cricket soon:D

Sohel
June 13, 2007, 07:34 AM
Dont say that else Lara Dutta would be playing cricket soon:D

why just cricket ? she can play with what's left anytime ... after lara croft finishes with whatever she's playing with ... :D

Sovik
June 14, 2007, 05:40 AM
may be he was talking about beach cricket

gatekeeper
June 14, 2007, 08:00 AM
It'll be a mistake if Lara returns. I doubt he'll be able to perform to his previous level.

Sohel
June 14, 2007, 09:36 AM
another "mike tyson" or "michael jordan situation" in the making ? ... i think not. he still has a few more years of quality cricket left in him. the WI board and those incessant public jabs from the likes of holding just made him take an "emotional" rather than a "rational" decision IMHO. anyway, we'll see what happens.

Sovik
June 14, 2007, 12:18 PM
i would want to see him playing for few more years

Sohel
June 14, 2007, 12:45 PM
i would want to see him playing for few more years

looks like he's set to do just that.

quote-

Lara feels that he fulfilled personal goals, but regrets not seeing the West Indies reach their full potential.

"I've done what I could do so I'm happy with me. As a team, we've not been able to climb out of the doldrums so that will remain on my mind. That does not rest well with me. I leave West Indies cricket with my head held high.

"I've tried my best and I've worked my arse off. Maybe I could have done things differently but I've done things my way -- that's the most important thing."

here's the AFP dig from the DS bro: -

http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/06/14/d70614040429.htm

Kabir
June 14, 2007, 01:34 PM
Dont say that else Lara Dutta would be playing cricket soon:D

Personally, I would love to be in the same team with her :D

Having said that, I'm clueless who she is...I THINK I saw her once!

One World
June 14, 2007, 08:29 PM
The return of Brian Lara: The debacle exists

SMHasan
June 14, 2007, 08:36 PM
Even in his final test match he played some awsome cricket showing the world that why he is the best batsman of modern era. Thus if he retires I got a strong feeling that he wil do very well. Remember this man scored a tripple century at the age of 34.
Never say a final word about any genious!

One World
June 14, 2007, 08:42 PM
Even in his final test match he played some awsome cricket showing the world that why he is the best batsman of modern era. Thus if he retires I got a strong feeling that he wil do very well. Remember this man scored a tripple century at the age of 34.
Never say a final word about any genious!

He is a genious. He is not a team player. Think of a company. You are a genius worker. So you are given the head post. But due to some egoistic problem and board imtermingling you could not run office for long 5/6 years. The profit curve going lower. The company to save face is unable to fire you. You are such a good worker. But you just do not have the Mojo to lead. Then what.

SMHasan
June 14, 2007, 08:46 PM
He is a genious. He is not a team player. Think of a company. You are a genius worker. So you are given the head post. But due to some egoistic problem and board imtermingling you could not run office for long 5/6 years. The profit curve going lower. The company to save face is unable to fire you. You are such a good worker. But you just do not have the Mojo to lead. Then what.

True, he is not a good leader but as a batsman he deserves a place in the WI team. Thats what I would love to see.

israr
June 15, 2007, 05:26 AM
Lara was never selfish, he always wanted WI to be on the pinnacle, not his batting!

Sohel
June 15, 2007, 05:37 AM
Lara was never selfish, he always wanted WI to be on the pinnacle, not his batting!

i agree and give him the benefit of the doubt when he says this: -

"I've tried my best and I've worked my arse off. Maybe I could have done things differently but I've done things my way -- that's the most important thing."

i don't think the bit about "doing things his way" necessarily demonstrate a selfish trait either, because of this: -

"It's that we don't have a good infrastructure for young guys to develop. West Indies have a great under-15 side. I know a 16-year-old guy in Trinidad who's awesome but I worry for him because of the facilities.

"A mediocre Australian cricketer at 17 or 18 will be slapping everyone all over the world five years later. If you don't have facilities and you don't have employment then you have a negative atmosphere."

i have no reason not to believe him.

Sovik
June 15, 2007, 01:04 PM
will it be "return of the king"

Sohel
June 16, 2007, 08:56 AM
will it be "return of the king"

no doubt whatsoever.

tonoy
June 16, 2007, 11:06 AM
Personally, I would love to be in the same team with her :D

Having said that, I'm clueless who she is...I THINK I saw her once!

OMG you dont know Lara dutta!:lol: dude where have you been? theres like movies of her coming out almost once a year.

Sovik
June 16, 2007, 04:15 PM
he shouldn't have retire from the test. i was so close to watch him in this summer