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Sep 3, 2014

Is there such a thing as an ideal retirement?

The Cordon: The decision to quit is an acutely difficult one, and many cricketers trip up when it's their turn to take it

Samir Chopra

Apr 6, 2014

When sportsmen stop caring enough

The Cordon: The body and mind may be fit enough but athletes often retire when overcome by a profound weariness. Cases in point: Ponting and Swann

Jonathan Wilson

Apr 6, 2014

Sanga and Mahela, a partnership for the ages

Cricinfo: Anand Vasu, in Wisden India, encapsulates the impact Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have had on Sri Lanka cricket

Nov 18, 2013

The perfect end

The Cordon: The best retirements require struggle, one last victory over the forces of entropy, the century made from unpromising beginnings through teary eyes

Jonathan Wilson

Nov 18, 2013

Highlights from the Tendulkar retirement reel

Page 2: It was a time for wrenching emotion, frank outpourings, and high-pressure hoses

R Rajkumar

Oct 13, 2013

Goodbye Sachin

Cricinfo: A photograph from the previous time Philip Brown snapped Sachin Tendulkar, in tribute to the great Indian sportsman who'll soon be retiring from the game

Philip Brown

Oct 11, 2013

The kid who finally had to grow up

The Stands: To this fan, Sachin Tendulkar is a kid who managed to extend his childhood beyond its definition

Rajan Thambehalli

Oct 8, 2013

The enigma of Harmy

The Cordon: The gap between his greatest and lowest moments frustrated spectators, but it also indicated the possibilities he could offer

Jon Hotten

Oct 8, 2013

Harmison, the enforcer

The Stands: A chronicle of Steve Harmison's career, from the highs of Ashes 2005 and helping Durham to consecutive County Championships, to a low-key farewell from Test cricket

Ross Lawson

Oct 6, 2013

Harmison of Sabina and elsewhere

The Cordon: His unpredictability could be frustrating, but perhaps the truth of his career and his personality was that he was somebody at his best out of the limelight

Jonathan Wilson

Jul 30, 2013

The sportsman's cliff

The Cordon: What must it be like to face your mortality just when your peers in other fields are beginning to excel in their professions?

Jon Hotten

Jul 17, 2013

Mathew Sinclair: from riches to rags

The Stands: Mathew Sinclair burst onto the Test arena with a double-hundred, yet been forced to quit the game to secure himself and his family a means to a living

Freddie Wilde

Jul 7, 2013

Two Chris Martin stories

The Cordon: A dropped catch and a nervous innings - they don't portray him in a good light, yet somehow they do

Paul Ford

Jul 5, 2013

'NZC are organising a press conference. Will anyone turn up?'

Cricinfo: As Chris Martin called quits on a career spanning 15 years, Pat Cole, the manager of Auckland Aces, shares some insights about New Zealand's third-highest wicket-taker in Tests in his blog

Mar 6, 2013

Sthalekar reflects on her retirement

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 6, 2012

Why Sachin and Shahid should let the curtain fall

The Cordon: What do you do when the magic dies? When eyes, slower in reaching focus, and hands and body, sluggish in finding shapes and arcs, betray you?

Kamran Abbasi

Dec 4, 2012

Growing up with Ricky

The Cordon: My emotional development as an adult seemed to run parallel with Ricky Ponting's career, as he was the cricketer who took me from my teens into my 30s

Jarrod Kimber

Dec 3, 2012

A story about Sachin

The Stands: It will be one of sports great tragedies if it gets to the stage where Tendulkar's attempted preservation of what he has left, is only acting as detriment to his legacy

Freddie Wilde

Aug 23, 2012

Storm in Hyderabadi dinner-plate

Cricinfo: It's the most unlikely spat - a storm in a dinner-plate, if you will - between the most unlikely protagonists

Jayaditya Gupta

Jun 20, 2012

Why Afridi is right to call for new blood

The Cordon: We have been here before, I hear you say; Shahid Afridi , Pakistan's maverick hero, pondering another retirement , this time from the 50-overs version of international cricket

Kamran Abbasi
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