Pakistan cricket July 2, 2007

Inzamam's poor timing

If there is one art Pakistan's cricketers have never been able to master, it is that of the well-timed farewell

If there is one art Pakistan's cricketers have never been able to master, it is that of the well-timed farewell. From Hanif Mohammad to the two Ws, Pakistan's superstars have exited less than gracefully. Inzamam-ul-Haq, argues Saad Shafqat in Dawn, is likely to be another addition to that list.

It is an affliction with which we are all too familiar. When the time comes for our cricketing heroes to retire from the game, they make a mash of it. The signs will all be there, but they either cannot read them or choose not to.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is a former assistant editor at Cricinfo

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