Fond Farewells: How Cricket salutes retiring greats
1/11 Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara clapped from the field by the Black Caps after his final innings in New Zealand. Sangakkara is universally regarded as one of the great gentlemen of the game, and was popular among the whole cricket fraternity.
2/11 Pakistan's Inzamam ul-Haq honoured by his teammates after his retirement. ul-Haq played 499 matches for his country, and while he was controversial overseas, he was seen as a national hero within Pakistan.
3/11 Stephen Fleming given a standing ovation after being dismissed for the final time in tests. Fleming is regarded by many as the finest captain in New Zealand's history.
4/11 Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly carried from the field by teammates after his last test. A fierce and fighting captain, he was seen as the man who helped India finally realise their potential to become the best team in the world.
5/11 Don Bradman applauded by the English during his final test match in 1948. Bradman finished his career with the legendary average of 99.94, and tops many lists of the greatest cricketers of all time.
6/11 Jacques Kallis was given a guard of honour by India as he came to the crease in his final test match. Kallis is considered one of the greatest all rounders to ever play the game, and finished his test career with 13289 runs and 292 wickets.
7/11 Sanath Jayasuriya welcomed by the opposition Australians in his final ODI in 2008. 12 years earlier Jayasuriya had been the key component in the Sri Lankan side that shocked the world to claim the 1996 Cricket World Cup.
8/11 Ever the showman, Shane Warne waves to the cameras after his final test match. He finished his career with a whopping 708 test scalps, 2nd of all time behind Muttiah Muralitharan.
9/11 Michael Clarke saluted in his final Ashes test. A polarising figure, Clarke earned the respect of the cricketing world through winning a World Cup, an Ashes series, and his statesmanlike presence after the death of teammate Phillip Hughes.
10/11 Brian Lara, a favourite of cricket fans in the West Indies and around the world, says goodbye to the crowds after his final ODI, during the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
11/11 Even umpires who put in many years of service are honoured in their final matches. David Shepherd was given a guard of honour by both teams in his final match, between the Black Caps and Australia at the Basin Reserve. He stood in 92 test matches, 172 ODIs and 3 consecutive World Cup finals.