November 26, 2003


The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Australian Test captain Steve Waugh has announced that he will retire from Test cricket after the home series against India this summer.

Waugh’s last match will be in Sydney starting January 2. Australian captain Greg Chappell played his final Test exactly twenty years earlier, and scored 182. What are the odds of Waugh departing on a similar note?

Posted by Tim Blair at November 26, 2003 10:12 AM


I was hoping his last Test would be at Eden Gardens in October next year. I was already planning on being there.

F*ckin' selectors.

Posted by: Mork at November 26, 2003 at 10:26 AM

The big question is whether he can the 515 runs he needs to get past Border for the most runs in Test history.

Posted by: unit at November 26, 2003 at 11:02 AM

First we lose the Rugby and now Steve has retired. Is this "make England happy" week or something?

This is the passing of an era in Australian cricket for sure. I will be there for his last match in Sydney - you can count on that..

Posted by: Rob at November 26, 2003 at 11:46 AM

One word - LEGEND.

I rate his tonne against the Poms at the SCG last summer up their with the Wallabies WRC SF defeat of NZ, Kierin (sp?) Perkins 1500m win in lane 8 in Atlanta and Australia II's comeback from 1-3 down in 1983.

Posted by: Razor at November 26, 2003 at 12:46 PM

Talk about ruining your day. Noooo Steve come back!

Posted by: Scott Wickstein at November 26, 2003 at 01:05 PM

Word around the traps is he's getting ready to finally stake his claim as Australia's rightful PM. Or President. Or Dictator-for-Life.

Posted by: Simon at November 26, 2003 at 01:16 PM

Good riddance.

...miserable c*nt

Posted by: Pig Head Sucker at November 26, 2003 at 02:32 PM

I was going to leave a deliberately clueless American post for you guys to shake your heads at and hopefully get a chuckle, but the jackass before me ruined it.

Posted by: D at November 29, 2003 at 02:07 PM