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cricheart
July 9, 2012, 12:50 PM
Tatenda Taibu quits cricket

The decision ends an 11-year international career, during which he became the youngest Test captain in history.

Taibu played 28 Tests and 150 ODIs for Zimbabwe and has quit aged only 29, usually a cricketer's prime. The decision comes as even more of a surprise as he was named in Zimbabwe's provisional squad for the World Twenty20 in September.

detail (http://www.espncricinfo.com/zimbabwe/content/story/571698.html)

TigerEz
July 9, 2012, 12:54 PM
gonna miss this fantastic cricketer

Rifat
July 9, 2012, 04:17 PM
A big big loss for Zimbabwean Cricket.

Rifat
July 9, 2012, 04:19 PM
He is the Zimbabwean version of Mushfiqur Rahim :D

TigerEz
July 9, 2012, 05:27 PM
Get a feeling he'll do a afridi here

Navo
July 9, 2012, 06:17 PM
He is the Zimbabwean version of Mushfiqur Rahim :D

He might have the stature of Mushfiqur Rahim but he was a more versatile, resilient cricketer than Rahim. I remember a few years back, after the player exodus and right before going into Test exile, he was the only Zim player who would put up a fight. I think there was one match where he kept wickets, batted and bowled and did all pretty well!

al Furqaan
July 9, 2012, 06:47 PM
He might have the stature of Mushfiqur Rahim but he was a more versatile, resilient cricketer than Rahim. I remember a few years back, after the player exodus and right before going into Test exile, he was the only Zim player who would put up a fight. I think there was one match where he kept wickets, batted and bowled and did all pretty well!

I think Rahim is a more solid, versatile, and ultimately valuable batsman...probably a poorer keeper.

BengaliPagol
July 9, 2012, 07:19 PM
respected player. Sad to see him leave like this. I think he simply wasnt happy with the Zim Board becauase there were reports of him being unhappy.

Naimul_Hd
July 10, 2012, 07:13 AM
Tatenda Taibu quits cricket for church aged 29

Tatenda Taibu (http://www.espncricinfo.com/zimbabwe/content/player/55805.html), the Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batsman, has announced his retirement, stating that he wants to focus on working for the church. Taibu played 28 Tests and 150 ODIs for Zimbabwe and has quit aged only 29, usually a cricketer's prime.
The decision comes as even more of a surprise as, earlier in the day, he was named in Zimbabwe's provisional squad for September's World Twenty20. It ends an 11-year international career, during which he became the youngest Test captain in history. A finger injury kept him out of top-flight cricket since the tour of New Zealand early this year.



"I just feel that my true calling now lies in doing the Lord's work," Taibu said, "and although I am fortunate and proud to have played for my country, the time has come for me to put my entire focus on that part of my life."


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Naimul_Hd
July 10, 2012, 07:14 AM
well, it tells the story why he was not that focused on the game lately.

zinatf
July 10, 2012, 07:15 AM
HaBa jokhon captain chilo...tokhon Zim-er shathe khela manei Tatenda Taibu bujhtam....too bad for cricket, but respect to his decision....

Naimul_Hd
July 10, 2012, 07:35 AM
Oops, sorry dear mods, did not notice the earlier thread :)

Maysun
July 10, 2012, 11:41 AM
He might have the stature of Mushfiqur Rahim but he was a more versatile, resilient cricketer than Rahim. I remember a few years back, after the player exodus and right before going into Test exile, he was the only Zim player who would put up a fight. I think there was one match where he kept wickets, batted and bowled and did all pretty well!

His best bowling figures in FC cricket is, 8/43!