Tributes poured in via social media, after South African Test captain Graeme Smith retired from international cricket this week.
Michael Clarke and company line up for awards vast and varied at the Allan Border Medal night.
Players past and present, including the greatly respected Glenn McGrath and Mahela Jayawardene, paid tribute to the retiring Jacques Kallis on Monday.
Michael Vaughan, Jason Gillespie, Sanjay Manjrekar, Alec Stewart and more lavished praise on the retiring Graeme Swann.
With the passing of South Africa's first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, late on Thursday night, the tributes poured in on Friday morning from all over the world, sports personalities included.
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