The career of a bowler turn batsmen has ended. Richardson wasn't really known for his flash attacking skills like the Clarke's and Gilly's of this world but what he brought to the game of cricket was laughter. SOme of his more famous incidence like when he had cramp in his leg and screamed some werid sound while falling to the ground and gripping his leg in pain. Then you have that incident where he saw the indian players duck because bees were flying on the pitch and richardson followed them because he thought it was some religious thing. And the last thing he seemed to add to his endless display of laughs was his slowest race between each country. His record of two wins against Danish Kaneria and and very slow Lehmann was downed by his thrashings from Ashley Giles and the undercover Neil McKenzie. It was time for richardson to retire because he has lost desire but he has added so much needed laughs to cricket.