Harmison retires from retirement
As it is, I've never really thought too highly about Steve Harmison
mainly because of his inconsistency and the way he constantly came up with excuses for his abysmal performances. Before the Boxing Day test during the last Ashes, he announced his retirement from one-day international cricket
. Yesterday, he announced that he was back in the reckoning
Given his background, I'm very eager to see how long this 'returned from retirement' phase lasts. Assuming that the 2008 ICC Champions Trophy
does take place in Pakistan, England's limited overs series in the next 6 months are in Pakistan, Antigua (Twenty20 for $20 million
) and India (7 ODIs
). If he's still playing all forms of the game even then, I will be very surprised.
In any case, returning from retirements isn't a new occurence. Khaled Mahmud
retired from retirement twice
first said he was retiring from test cricket. Then he clarified that it was a 2 week retirement
took a little bit longer than Afridi to come out of retirement
We, Cricket 24x7, also plead guilty to the same offence
. We were merely trying to emulate Imran Khan, who must surely be the 'King of retirement reversals'.
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