Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hoggy's going

George, aka Brad Hogg, has quit international cricket.

He has represented Australia in seven tests, and 121 one-day international matches. He will play out the rest of the one day series before embracing his retirement.

He is 37. I wonder if he will keep playing for the Warriors.

I tried to get onto cricinfo to see what their story is, but the site is down. Don't ESPN pay their server bills?!

Aha! That's better. Here's what the good man had to say...

"I haven't even thought about [the ICL]," Hogg said. "I'm out of here for a couple of months. I've got things that I want to sort out at home and get my new chapter in my life organised and on the go. It's an exciting time and a sad time. There are just a few personal issues that are probably the main reason for this decision. I'm going to take a good couple of months off, really decide what I want to do. I've got a number of things on the go at the moment - I won't go into that."

Reading between the lines, does that mean his wife has left him? Apparently he's doing a degree in business, I wonder which uni he's at. Maybe now I'll see him out and about too, along with Gilly. Best of luck George.

Dan Cullen, Bryce McGain, step forward.

12 comments:

Ottayan said...

BCCI should be blamed.

Anonymous said...

His wife is pregnant, due in May, apparently.

Suave said...

The thought of that tongue, and someone actually having sex with him, horrifies me.

HORRIFIES ME, I TELLS YA!

Q said...

I think Hogg did not have a blonde escort at the AB Medal night - he posed alone at the red carpet. Maybe that led him to retirement so he can mend ways with his blonde.

Q said...

Anon - Are u Micheal Slater?

Jrod said...

Blonde escorts were given on arrival.

Q, nice joke.

Q said...

Learning from u Uncle J :-)'s

Miss Field said...

Couples expecting kids can still split up.

Anyway, May is a lovely month to have a birthday.

Ah, and Suave, if you think about Brad Hogg having sex, well it sort of serves you right then, the horror, mmm?

@purV said...

Cricinfo's down? Haven't seen that for a while.. Probably gotta ring my friend working there, coz am sure even he'd be surprised if he noticed it.. :D

Leg Break said...

Deformed people shouldn’t be allowed to breed.

The Sporting Spirit said...

Hmm...did he get an IPL bid? Most recent retirements are linked to it isnt it?

Q said...

No he didn't get an IPL bid but is rumoured to join the ICL - most retirements are linked to the ICL Sporting Spirit, not the IPL.

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