Australia all-rounder Shane Watson announced his retirement from Test cricket after 59 matches and nearly 4000 runs, and his team mates and friends reacted accordingly on Twitter.
South Africa's, and Nottinghamshire's, cricket communities were saddened by the news that all-rounder legend Clive Rice had passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 66, after fighting a brain tumour for months.
Friday morning saw the sporting world awake to the news that former All- Black rugby player Jerry Collins and his wife Alana had died in a car crash in France, with their baby in critical condition.
Legendary broadcaster Richie Benaud, also known as the Voice of Cricket, has passed away at the age of 84, after a battle with skin cancer, and tributes have been pouring in from around the globe for the Australian.
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers astounded world cricket on Sunday, breaking record after record on his way to 149 runs off 44 balls in the second ODI against the West Indies in Johannesburg.