These Are The Sports Personalities We’ll Miss Watching In 2018

The world’s most famous sports personalities retired this year. 

A million hearts are broken when you see someone you idolize, playing for the last time. We can’t even imagine how we’ll feel when we’ll watch Dhoni or Kohli play for the last time. Here are the sports personalities who retired in 2017.

#1 Wayne Rooney

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Manchester United’s former captain announced his retirement from international football after a 13-year long career. Rooney currently plays for Everton at club level.

#2 Ashish Nehra

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After a 20-year-long career, Nehraji retired from the game. The man will be seen doing some commentary in the years to come. He played his last match at his hometown.

#3 Shahid Afridi

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Boom boom Afridi has announced his retirement 5 times in the past 11 years. Pakistan’s decorated cricketer has taken 540 wickets at the top level and smashed 11,185 runs in his career.

#4 Kumar Sangakkara

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The Lankan star called it quits after scoring 20,911 runs in 260 first-class matches.

#5 Andrea Pirlo

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Juventus, AC Milan, and Italy’s former midfielder Andrea Pirlo retired at the age of 38. His 25-year-long career saw him play 756 matches.

#6 Frank Lampard

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The Chelsea legend retired from the game after 21 years. The star has scored the most (211) goals for Chelsea.

#7 Younis Khan

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Another Pakistani cricketer bid farewell to International cricket after a 17-year long career. The man who scored 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

#8 Kaka

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Ballon d’Or winner Kaka retired from International football in December. He has played 92 matches for Brazil.

#9 Francesco Totti

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The Italian legend played 786 matches and scored 307 goals called it quits this year.

#10 Misbah-Ul-Haq

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Under Misbah’s captaincy, Pakistan had the number one ranking in test series in 2016. He retired from ODIs and T20Is after the 2015 World Cup.

#11 Floyd Mayweather

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The man with an unbeaten 50-0 professional record retired after his fight with Conor McGregor.

#12 Martina Hingis

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The tennis star holds the number one ranking in both singles and doubles at the same time. She announced her retirement for the third time.

#13 Adam Voges

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The Australian batsman retired from International Cricket. Adam Voges is currently third on the list of highest averages in Test cricket.

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