August 25, 2003

Kirsten urged to rethink retirement decision

Wisden CricInfo staff

Gary Kirsten is being urged to rethink his decision to retire from Test cricket following his Man of the Match-winning performance at Headingley.

Kirsten said at the start of the summer that he would quit at the end of the series against England, but he has been approached by several of his team-mates and asked to reconsider.

"I said this would be my last series but the guys have been putting some heat on me," Kirsten told the post-match press conference. "I haven't made any decision but by the time I head back to South Africa I think they'll be demanding a decision.

"I'll speak to my six-month pregnant wife and see what she says."