Australia's opening batsman Matthew Hayden on Tuesday announced his retirement from international cricket following his recent poor performance.
The 37-year-old earlier had planned to retire after this year's Ashes tour of England but said that he knew his time has come.
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Captain Ricky Ponting who accompanied Hayden during the news conference praised him as one of the best opening batsmen in the world.
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