July 5, 2012

English cricket

The curious career of Mark Ramprakash

Siddhartha Talya

In the Independent, Stephen Brenkley looks back at the career of Mark Ramprakash, who is due to announce his retirement today. It's a career of phenomenal success in county cricket but of expectations not met while playing for England.

Perhaps he wanted to succeed too much and therein lay his failure. He was a perfectionist who was hard on himself and hard on others and more empathetic souls would have got the best out of him. Between the start and end of his international career of 11 years, England played 120 Test matches and it could be argued that he should have played in 100 of them.

The Daily Telegraph looks back at some of Ramprakash's career highlights captured on video.

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