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No loss. :nod:


Left-arm spinner Ashley Giles has been forced to retire at the age of 34, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed.

Giles, who had undergone three hip operations in 18 months, said in a statement: "Following guidance from my hip surgeon, Marc Philippon, I am very sorry to announce that I am retiring from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.

Sad when someone retires due to injury but they all have to go sometime. I don't recall him being that good to begin with.
He took 143 wickets in 54 Tests for England following his debut against South Africa at Old Trafford in 1998.
 

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No loss. :nod:


Left-arm spinner Ashley Giles has been forced to retire at the age of 34, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed.

Giles, who had undergone three hip operations in 18 months, said in a statement: "Following guidance from my hip surgeon, Marc Philippon, I am very sorry to announce that I am retiring from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.

Sad when someone retires due to injury but they all have to go sometime. I don't recall him being that good to begin with.
He took 143 wickets in 54 Tests for England following his debut against South Africa at Old Trafford in 1998.
So true. Another mistake of the Vaughan/Fletcher era. He was around so long only because of his batting. He was decent, nothing like Panesar is right now, or even some of the other talents in domestic cricket. England will have a lot of spin talents for the next few years in Adil Rashid, Nayan Doshi, Mark Lawson and Michael Munday. There's another one who I can't remember, but nevermind.

Good luck to Giles for his future. Though, he never did anything significant to impact the cricketing world.
 
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