Two days and two retirements from the cricketing circles.
While both were least expected at the time, the retirement of Harmision came as a bit of surprise. Agreed the bowler was struggling at recent times, but given his capabilities he could easily have overcome his poor form. And the fact that he is just 28, he would have had a good amount of cricket left in him.
About the other, probably everybody would have known by now. Considering the sublime form he has had so far, and over past 15 years, Shane Warne could have easily been in the side for some more time. Australia will feel the loss of one of the biggest spinner. And if the roumers surrounding retirement of McGrath comes true, it will be a double blow to them. Imagine two of the best bowlers retire from the team at the same time just before the world cup starts.
I guess if a bowler of shane warne's capability had been in india and he had announced retirement at such a time there had been protests against his decision.