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WillSmith456

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Posted: 11 April 2007 at 7:00am | IP Logged

Lara confirms one-day retirement
 
Lara plans to continue playing Test cricket

West Indies captain Brian Lara has confirmed his retirement from one-day internationals after the World Cup.

Tuesday's loss to South Africa all but eliminated the West Indies from the tournament and the 37-year-old said it would be the end of his one-day career.

"I honestly feel my game is over and we should give it to one of the young players," he said.

"After the World Cup our next one-day tournament is in June in England and I'd love to sit back and watch."

West Indies have got two matches remaining in the Super 8s, against Bangladesh and England, but the defeat by South Africa ended any realistic chance of making the semi-finals.

Lara, who has vowed to carry on playing Test cricket past his 40th birthday, said he wanted to leave the one-day team on a high note.
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"I want to leave a team that play better. And that is still my hope. These might be my last two one-day internationals but I still want to see the team moving out of this competition learning something from it and that's all I can hope for," he said.

"It's demoralising yes but I want to see certain things happen and I want to see the team move on."

Lara has played in 297 one-day internationals since his debut against Pakistan in Karachi in 1990.

He has scored 10,354 runs, at an average of 40.60, and his highest one-day score is 169.

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Posted: 11 April 2007 at 7:21am | IP Logged
Ah well..He can carry on with Test Cricket..its better for him anyway..its time for younger players in one dayers

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Posted: 11 April 2007 at 7:46am | IP Logged
yes..but yet anoder great cricketer retires... Tongue

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Posted: 11 April 2007 at 8:00am | IP Logged
indian's have to learn 4m him.. Wink

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Posted: 11 April 2007 at 3:06pm | IP Logged
awh..well hope he still rocks in test matches!!

we will miss him though!!

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Posted: 11 April 2007 at 3:11pm | IP Logged
yup..Hes a fantastic player..But I think his time is over in ODI.He was just staying bak for the WC.Hopefully Sarwan can take over the side and lead it with success.

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Posted: 11 April 2007 at 3:39pm | IP Logged
i think only players themselves know wen they can finally say its time to go...... but, a true legend indeed! Clap Clap Clap ... will truly be missed!

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Posted: 12 April 2007 at 3:06am | IP Logged
lara has been one of the great players..
its good he is gng to continue n play test cricket

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