Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali passed away at the aged of 74, and cricketers tweeted their thoughts about 'The Greatest', with India's players particularly vocal on social media.
The cricket world lost a legend with the passing of West Indies commentator Tony Cozier, and former players, many of whom became commentators alongside the great man, were swift with their tributes.
The news of England batsman James Taylor's forced retirement came as a massive shock, and the cricket world reacted online within minutes.
New Zealand great Martin Crowe passed away after a long battle with cancer, and the great and good of the game reacted in their droves.
South Africa's cricketers enjoyed a day off this week and spent it not on the golf course, but rather on the high seas, going shark cage diving in Hermanus.