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    January 13, 2009

    Hayden announces retirement

    A few hours ago, as we noted on Twitter, Matthew Hayden announced his retirement from all representative cricket, including book cricket. You can also see the video of his press conference.

    As has been made obvious far too often on this blog, Hayden ranks pretty high in our list of "must-hate" cricketers. So that pretty much guarantees we aren't going to waste too much time in nostalgia.

    Is it good riddance? Naah, we'll miss the verbal diarrhea for sure!

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    Hayden isn't that great in my opinion. A flat track bully

    The retirement meant that we had to put up with teh diaarhoea

    By Blogger YellowMonkey (15-Jan-2009, 1:40:00 PM)  

    A flat track bully who scored 8000 odd runs all over the world, ICC player of the year. The 2nd highest run scorer for openers of all time. The guy has retired show some respect and class.

    By Anonymous Gonzo (16-Jan-2009, 3:50:00 AM)  

    Gonzo: Please read where I wrote:"Among the top run-getters since 1 Jan 1990, only 2 batsmen (Mark Waugh & Alec Stewart) have worse away batting averages. Hayden averages 42.7 outside Australia compared with 58.4 at home. It's quite obvious he's a home town bully. He doesn't deserve to be rated amongst the modern greats, let alone the all-time greats!"

    Unless of course you're claiming that home-away averages mean nothing.

    By Blogger Jagadish (18-Jan-2009, 11:04:00 PM)  

    Yeah Agree with you Jagadish about him being a Hometown bully ....but he is a good is easier to score runs now days than in 1990 when the balls where different and swung more....

    you only have to look at footage of craig macdermott, merv hughes and the like for evidence of that....

    By Anonymous jemile (22-Jan-2009, 3:18:00 PM)  

    I agree, Jemile. He's a good player. Not a great player. In fact I don't even think he's an all-time Aussie great player let alone world-level great!

    By Blogger Jagadish (23-Jan-2009, 12:05:00 PM)  

    Yet another southpaw who enjoyed scoring runs against India!! Good news for Indian bowlers :-))

    By Blogger Ravindran (24-Jan-2009, 9:19:00 AM)  

    Hayden was a good cricketer.
    BPO work from home

    By Anonymous Rajesh (27-Jan-2009, 8:58:00 AM)  

    Jagadish, I suppose aussies needs to be judged on how well they cope up playing in india ! And Hayden has been fantastic against spin bowling and so, i don't really go with you in your judgement on Home/Away averages. This is your blog and you write your views ! And he also is a fantastic fielder.

    By Blogger மணிகண்டன் (29-Jan-2009, 2:04:00 AM)  

    Manikandan - Hayden's record in India is over-bloated by the 2001 series. See

    In 2001, he scored 549 runs at nearly 110. In 2004, it was 244 at 30.5 and in 2008 it was 234 at 33.4. You will agree that 2004 and 2008 were quite poor.

    I don't know what's so fantastic about the record, except 2001.

    By Blogger Jagadish (29-Jan-2009, 12:17:00 PM)  

    Cricket commentator Peter Roebuck is of the view that Matthew Hayden's decision to retire from all forms of the game will provoke relief among long-suffering bowlers.
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    By Anonymous binod (03-Mar-2009, 7:49:00 AM)  

    Hayden is a very good batsman. he can be considered one of the best batsman in the world. Atleast I think so.

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