This article is from the RSC/UKSC Cricket FAQ, by Ganesh with numerous contributions by others.
Contributor(s): Andrew Dunford and others.
You can see instances of this when a team's batsmen
are destroying a sub-standard bowling attack and want
to give others a turn and leave the field after they'd had a
On a related note, Abdul Aziz of Pakistan has the
unfortunate distinction of being the only player to
be recorded as 'retired dead'.