02/10/2008

Fab-Five to retire by December

Reuters quotes an unnamed BCCI official as saying "They have been given the next two home series to time a graceful exit following which they are open to the axe." 
It is maddening to see Laxman included in the list of ageing superstars. 

If I am not mistaken, Laxman is just a few months older than Ponting and far from being a drooling veteran.

Then how or when did he join the list? 





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15 Comments:

Blogger Straight Point said...

he must have 'knee' rolled into this list...

02/10/2008, 13:01  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Pan,

It beyond that. Maybe unsympathetic selectors.

02/10/2008, 13:24  
Blogger Straight Point said...

have you changes the 'feed' ott?

my live feed still showing your 'badri digs his grave' post as latest one...

02/10/2008, 15:57  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Pan,

My feed is unchanged. Even I am getting only that post in my Reader.

02/10/2008, 16:46  
Blogger Buzzz said...

alright, this is another shit from media....nothin more than INDIA TV stuff

02/10/2008, 18:14  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Interestingly, Kumble has asked the press to treat the 'seniors' with diginity.

02/10/2008, 19:42  
Blogger Ravindran said...

The flab/drab five will not retire.What we need is a kick out plan by the selectors. No other way. U cannot talk them into retirement.

02/10/2008, 20:10  
Blogger Ottayan said...

R,

Neither party is willing to set things in motion. It is an impasse.

02/10/2008, 20:28  
Blogger Trideep said...

Thats made up Ott.. It never happens here in India.

02/10/2008, 23:27  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

ott - in that case, bcci should add punter in the list too.

03/10/2008, 01:54  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

--- to the list.
can't have grammar screwing the list!

03/10/2008, 01:56  
Blogger Soulberry said...

The question naturally which comes to mind is why December? Why not a weekend in May...or a damp morning in September? Does that spokesperson have a poetic sense of illusion? Firstly selecting for graceful exit purposes (which never comes incidentally) and second, December and therefore Winter...how metaphorical can BeaStyCI be?

03/10/2008, 05:40  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Tri,

For the sake of 'change' I am willing to believe in it. :)

03/10/2008, 06:12  
Blogger Ottayan said...

NC,

The logic is compelling.:)

03/10/2008, 06:12  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Soulberry,

It is not an arbitrary date. The seniors are expected to retire at the end of the England Test series. :)

03/10/2008, 06:14  

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