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A colossus departs the crease

He was not a ‘show biz personality’. He did not appear in Hello magazine. He did not share his view with us about the case for toppling Saddam, and as far as I am aware, has not greatly troubled the front pages of the world’s newspapers with drunken antics. He was, boringly, one of the finest, toughest sportsmen of the age. And boy, could he use a cricket bat.

Steve Waugh, cricketing colossus, has finally quit the field.

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3 comments to A colossus departs the crease

  • Cryshalo

    A real shame the final sendoff was so hollow. A draw, just short of 11k career runs, a little disappointing.

    International Cricket will feel the loss of so solid a cricketer.

  • He scored 80 in his final innings, which was a big factor in preventing Australia from losing the match and the series. He was out caught trying to boost the run rate and complete a final century with just a few minutes to go in the match. It’s a shame he didn’t get those 20 runs, but his last innings was not bad, just the same. And he didn’t get the 11000 runs, but career figures of 10927 runs at 51.06 with 32 centuries is not bad.

  • cwright

    He was out caught trying to boost the run rate and complete a final century with just a few minutes to go in the match. It’s a shame he didn’t get those 20 runs, but his last innings was not bad, just the same