This video feature shows all the cricketers who last stepped on a cricket pitch.

 

Compared to the years gone by, 2013 had bigger shock retirements than ever before. Most notably, the Iconic Sachin Tendulkar stepped down from all formats of the game.

 

In the month of December alone, England’s Greame Swann announced his retirement and veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis bid adieu to Test cricket on Christmas day.

 

Ajit Agarkar, the fastest to reach 50 wickets in ODI’s announced his retirement and Australia’s Michael Hussey also quit cricket to spend more time with his family.

 

After nearly a quarter of a century of cricket, Tendulkar bade an emotional adieu to international cricket after playing his 200th Test against West Indies in Mumbai last month.

 

In a PTI report Sachin said “It has been hectic. There has been things happening around. Since last month, I have spent a fair amount of time with my family, which I was looking forward to it,” he said.   “I enjoy watching cricket and so is my son and I know cricket cannot be far away from me,” he said.