Playing away from the body for the last timeOne of my most favourite contemporary batsmen, one who rescued the adjective "elegant" from being reduced to a overused platitude, calls it a day. A recurring pattern of Damien Martyn's career has been the repeated questioning of his place in the mega-talented Aussie team probably because he seems so un-Australian, in his subdued exploration of his extravagant talent (think VVS in India).
The cliché goes that one must retire when people ask why. I'm inclined to ask why of the man of whom I thought 'If life was the Australian cricket team, I'd be Damien Martyn'. Farewell Marto.