English Cricketer Spinner Graeme Swann Declared his Retirement
Graeme Swann English cricket team spinner decided to retirement from cricket. Graeme Swann’s retirement with immediate effect is a savage blow to England’s assay to avert a whitewash in this series. Jonathan Trott’s going home after the Brisbane Test was bad enough, but England had other batsmen to replace him.
Swann, England’s match-winning spinner for the last four years, is irreplaceable. It had been widely conjectured that this might be Swann’s last Test series, as the offer of a lucrative broadcasting contract was on his table. But for him to retire now, in mid-series, is potentially devastating. Swann, 34, had been England’s match winner in the home Ashes series, the player of the series in all but name (the actual award went to Ian Bell), with his 26 wickets.
The pitches were made dry for him, he delivered, and Australia had no answer. It was a different game the moment he landed in Australia. The pitches have never helped finger-spinners, and Swann progressively lost his effervescence and zip.