Women's cricket March 6, 2013

Sthalekar reflects on her retirement

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Lisa Sthalekar recounts her last season in international and domestic cricket and how she arrived at the decision to retire.

In her blog, Lisa Sthalekar recounts her last season in international and domestic cricket and how she arrived at the decision to retire.

Many people have asked me over the past few weeks whether it was a quick, simple decision to call it day. For me, it certainly was neither I often find myself saying to family and friends that I am a realist when it comes to life, and in assessing when to finish up my playing career, my approach to the decision making was no different - be a realist. Simply put, I always reminded myself that at some point everybody has to retire and the magic is in getting the timing right.

So how do you work out when the time is right? I guess the priority for me in this regard has always been to make sure that I would retire when I was at the top of my game, contributing in all facets; not being hidden, whether that be in the field, in terms of when I bowled or where I was in the batting order.

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