I don't blame the players at all, why wouldn't you quit the 4 day game if you have no realistic chance of representing Australia at test level or if your like Flintoff and your on one knee.D.K;389341 said:I guess he needs to set himself up for the future.
BUt this sort of crap infuriates me. The power that the BCCI have over world cricket is getting stronger and stronger and it wouldn't suprise me in the future for a coup to overthrow the ICC to put Mr Modi in charge and continue to find ways to make more and more money.
Bit of 4 day cricket here and there aint hurt nobody, only 33 still got a few more yeras for VIC left
Which is what a majority of players play for. They have a talent and they sell that talent to the highest bidder (in theory). Yes, there is more to it than just that but it's no different from any other job really.Boris;389350 said:This is just for the money in my eyes.
I know, but still.mas cambios;389354 said:Which is what a majority of players play for. They have a talent and they sell that talent to the highest bidder (in theory). Yes, there is more to it than just that but it's no different from any other job really.
Do you think I'm going to stay working for company X if company Y offer me more money and less hours? Of course I'm not. Nannes is taking the decision which he feels is best for him, one which will probably set him up for life.
I understand where people come from in terms of team loyalty and all that but we have to be honest here. Their careers are short lived and not everyone is paid top dollar. Also, how many teams would think twice about cutting a player who is not performing? Not many I'd wager, so you have to make the most of it whilst the chance is there.
I'm not a fan of the shorter forms of the game, tests are my thing but the nature of cricket means that there are always going to be horses for courses. Nannes is not going to make the test side, nor was it the longer form that helped him to make his name. He will still be available for his state and will perhaps be more effective because of the time out when they are playing 4 day games and the different experiences he is likely to have.
Can't he settle with playing for his state and doing them right? He's 33, it's like half doing a job and not finishing it. He's been relatively injury free so I would expect him to at least be a mentor of sorts to young guns coming through, especially since Victoria are down to the second/third XI often with their bowlers, the support from a more experienced player will do no end of good.Kram81;389373 said:He's getting on and is no chance to play a Test, sensible move.