I am really going to miss Sean Pollock in the Poepteas team. I think he is totally doing the right thing by retiring now, just after he has peaked but before he suffers the indignity of getting slower and less hard-core accurate.
He has been fabulous to follow. I was heartbroken for him after the Hansie fiasco, especially in the role of captain. I think he has been a brilliant sportsman, a fun and funny guy, fair and true, supportive and enthusiastic, a great spokesman for the game and most importantly a superb all-rounder.
I am going to say farewell to him during the ODI series against the Windies and then I hope those following his example will learn that you can play cricket beautifully. Mr Nel, are you listening, or are you saying something nasty and pulling a face?