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May 28, 2004

Hussain bids adieu

"By Sunday night, sitting in my room at the Landmark Hotel, a few miles from here at Lord's, I decided the time was right for me to go," said former England skipper Nasser Hussain while announcing his retirement.

On May 27 2004, the Chennai-born Hussain decided to hang up his boots after an illustrious 14-year career that saw him lead England to some of its finest victories - both as batsman and skipper.

His teammate Marcus Trescothick believed 'it was a perfect ending for a great guy getting a century at Lord's in his farewell innings and then a dignified, but emotional, retirement from the game'.

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