Well done Damien Martyn! You have done a great service to Australian cricket. Your pre-emptive strike at the selectors reminds them that as a player, you can choose your own destiny as well, and that if they don’t take succession planning seriously, Aussie cricket will be in crisis in 2-3 years (if not sooner).
Your timing through the off-side has always been exquisite and effortless, but sometimes your shot selection has let you down. In this case, you recognized that life is not all cricket, and that your time has come. I hope history will judge you well for all of the above