Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Adieu Vaughan!!!

Michael Vaughan, The former English Captain announced his retirement from all sorts of cricket from immediate effect. Vaughan confirmed his retirement at a press conference in Edgbaston on June 30th 2009. An Emotionally charged Vaughan said "I want to be remembered as a nice player on the eye to watch, and as someone who gave my all. I leave with no regrets". Michael Vaughan was the most successful English captain who lead his side in 51 Test matches, winning 26 out of them. His achievements also include leading the England team to their first Ashes series win against Australia for 18 years in 2005.

As a batsman, Michael Vaughan scored 18 Test Hundreds for England. Vaughan in his own words said "After a great deal of consideration, I've decided that now is the right time to retire from cricket. It has been an enormous privilege to have played for and captained my country and this is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make".

He said that he want to clear the way for young talent to make their way into the England team. "I want to give them the chance to play first-class cricket and go on to play for their country." said Michael Vaughan. Vaughan was very disappointed not to be chosen for this year's Ashes & that strengthen his decision to take retirement from international cricket.

Michael Vaughan also thanked ECB saying "I'd like to record my sincere thanks to the England fans and the ECB and the members and supporters of Yorkshire County Cricket Club for their unstinting backing throughout my career as well as my wife Nicola and the rest of my family who have been equally supportive." He also wished the current England Captain Andrew Strauss for the upcoming Ashes Series saying "I'd also like to wish Andrew Strauss and the current England team success in this Ashes series. I know they have the drive, ambition and abilities to repeat the success from 2005. Winning that series was most definitely the highpoint of my career, because we not only won the series, but captured the nation, which cricket hasn't done for a long, long time."

The World of Cricket would remember Michael Vaughan as a gutsy cricketer & a good captain who gave English fans, a chance to make merry after winning Ashes in 18 years.

Adieu Vaughnie!!!


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