Tributes

And so it ends

In cricket, there is often no fairness to the end of a career and the way it comes, just the inevitable knowledge that it will. Which makes McCullum's exit remarkable

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

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

Chanderpaul's lesson

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

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

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

Those fine men of Hyderabad

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