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    Shane Bond: The tormentor calls it quits

    • The 34-year-old also fetched one of the highest bids for IPL 2010. He was eventually signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders. (IPL 2010/Getty Images)

    • Constant injuries have hurt the speedster's career. He has had back problems, and also issues with the rest of his body. But whenever Bond has played for New Zealand, his commitment has been unparalleled. (Reuters Photo)

    • The pacer's intense pace with immaculate line and length have troubled the best batsmen in the business. Ricky Ponting fell to Bond in the first six ODIs they played against each other. (AFP Photo)

    • On May 14, the world bid adieu to one of the world's best pacers Shane Bond, who announced retirement from all forms if cricket. (AP Photo)

    • With phenomenal strike-rates of 38.7 and 29.2 in Tests and ODIs respectively, Shane Bond has been New Zealand's best pacer in the post-Richard Hadlee era. (AFP Photo)

    • Bond, who made his Test debut against Australia on November 22, 2001, took 87 wickets in 18 games along with 147 scalps in 82 ODIs. (AP Photo)

    • In fact, Bond's best performances came up against the mighty Aussies. He has taken 44 ODI wickets, including a hat-trick at Hobart, at 15.79 against them. Although Bond's personal favourite is his 6 for 23 against the Australia in the 2003 World Cup. (AP Photo)

    • Bond signed for ICL and after two years, returned to the New Zealand team in style by pitching in a match-winning performance in the Dunedin Test against Pakistan in 2009. (AFP Photo)