Dissection of an email - To leave in a fitting manner

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We then spent some time with Sourav and eventually convinced him that he should stay on as captain for the two Tests and then consider his future. In my view it was not an ideal solution but it was better than the alternative of him leaving on a bad note. I believe he has earned the right to leave in a fitting manner. We all agreed that this was a matter that should stay between us and should not, under any circumstances, be discussed with the media.

So, Chappell thinks that Saurav has earned the right to leave in a fitting manner. How do you define "to leave in a fitting manner"? Would "scoring a test century and leading your side to an overseas victory" qualify? On that account, the time is now ripe for Saurav to leave. He did score a ton (what if it was against Zimbabwe?) and his team did manage to win overseas for the first time in nineteen years. What if he had lost the series? Would quitting after losing a series make him look feeble? If the selectors drop him, would it erase his past record as the most successful Indian captain? Saurav lost his right to leave in a fitting manner, the day he lost the respect and confidence of his team-mates.

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