Well, didn’t see this one coming.
Damien Martyn, who was often unpredictable with the bat, has made a surprising call by announcing his retirement from both international and domestic cricket. Martyn’s place was under heavy scrutiny after the second Test in Adelaide, but he took control of his future by informing Cricket Australia of his decision today with immediate effect.
Martyn really got the best out of himself. He finished his career with an average of over 45 in tests and 40 in One Day cricket. His position was in doubt for the next test although it was thought that he would hold his spot with Shane Watson unlikely to be fit in time for the 3rd Test.
Being a Victorian, he got a lot of heat over the last few years from the Vics looking to try and pump up Brad Hodge and get him into the squad.
Will be interesting to see who is brought in to replace him. A few from left field would Cameron White from Victoria to bat 6 or 7 and bowl leg spin, Phil Jacques to come in down the order. He has done it before. I believe Hodge is injured or else his name would be mentioned.
So best of luck to Damien and lets hope he gets as much out the rest of his life as he has out of his cricket life.