Player is not contemplating retirement. Team mates support him.
Player is contemplating retirement. Team mates talk about what a great guy he is.
Player then performs well and forgets all talk of retirement.
Cricket Board announces a press conference for a senior player.
The media start writing Eulogies for player’s career.
Player says he is retiring from one form of cricket to concentrate on the other two or is quitting one of captaincy, keeping, bowling and trips to Bangladesh.
Everyone love the player for 48 hours.
Player tells wife/girlfriend/lover/male flatmate that he is completely retiring from cricket.
Player’s confidant tells their friend the journalist.
Player then denies the story when it is written.
Shortly after there is another press conference and player quits from all other forms of cricket except the IPL.
Player turns up unfit to IPL and suddenly sees the best batting, bowling and fielding ever in an IPL game.
Player then retires from the IPL, on twitter.
Player is now 100% retired from cricket.
Player receives a call from a Zimbabwe cricket official asking if he wants to play some domestic cricket.
Player doesn’t announce anymore comebacks or retirements.