Saturday, 6 January 2007

Farewell to McGrath, Warne and Langer

Anyone who watched any of the covreage of the final Ashes test will be sick of farewells for McGrath, Warne and Langer. But if you want something in addition to overly sugared praise, intrusive music and super-slow-motion replays then you could do worse than reading Peter Roebuck's farewell in the Age. My favourite quote from the piece is this one, "Nothing in [Warne's] opening overs or work at slip indicated that he had prepared himself in the modern way, with an ice bath, harmless refreshments, an early night, several laps of the oval and an hour's toil in the nets. Instead, he misfielded at slip. Although Warne's future is beyond prediction, he is unlikely to shrink."

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