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Shivnarine Chanderpaul marks his guard with a bail

The mark Chanderpaul left on me

His retirement has not only marked the end of an era in batting, it marks for some of us the snapping of the final link to childhood

ESPNcricinfo staff

Shivnarine Chanderpaul punches one to the off side

West Indies news

'Shiv, one hell of a player'

Windiescricket's Philip Spooner talks to Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who announced his retirement on Saturday, and his team-mates on an illustrious career, which spanned over two decades

Shivnarine Chanderpaul made 28

Chanderpaul's lesson

His career, with its excellence and its quirks, tells us that cricket is big enough to contain everything and everyone

Bimalka Liyanarachchi

Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a switch-hit during his knock of 52

Sri Lanka news

The forgotten great

Tillakaratne Dilshan has produced some key big-match performances, including nearly taking Sri Lanka to the World T20 title in 2009, but has not got the credit he deserves

Pandurang Salgaoncar bowls

A fast bowler India might have had

Pandurang Salgaoncar silenced a Chepauk crowd by dismissing the likes of Viswanath and Pataudi cheaply in a Duleep game in 1972-73. Strangely it didn't get him an India cap

Syed Abid Ali is carried off the field by fans after securing India's series win

Those fine men of Hyderabad

Playing alongside the likes of Pataudi, Abid Ali, Jaisimha and Abbas Ali Baig was an experience to be cherished