Graeme Swann's career in pictures

10 Apr 1998: Portrait of Graeme Swann of Northamptonshire at the County Ground in Northampton, England.
1997 – Makes his debut in county cricket for Northamptonshire at the age of 18
26 Sep 2007 - England cricketer Kevin Pietersen (L) shares a light moment with team mate Graeme Swann during a net practice session at The R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, 26 September 2007.
2007 - Returns to the England squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, seven years after making an unimpressive debut in a ODI against South Africa
23 Aug 2009: Graeme Swann of England kisses the Ashes urn with Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott after victory on day four of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia at The Brit Oval on August 23, 2009 in London, England.
2009 – Takes 14 wickets as England regain The Ashes with a 2-1 victory in England
30 Dec 2009: Graeme Swann celebrates the last wicket and victory during day 5 of the 2nd test match between South Africa and England. It was his fourth five-wicket haul of the year, becoming the first English spinner to pass 50 wickets in a calendar year.
2009 - Swann becomes the first English spinner to take 50 wickets in a calendar year and rises to third place in the bowler world rankings
16 Mar 2010CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - MARCH 16: England bowler Graeme Swann celebrates after taking the wicket of Bangladesh batsman Junaid Siddique for 106 runs during day five of the 1st Test.
2010 – Becomes the first English off-spinner since Jim Laker to take 10 wickets in a match, achieving the feat in the first Test in Bangladesh
16 May 2010: Paul Collingwood of England celebrates with the series trophy after winning the final of the ICC World Twenty20 between Australia and England at the Kensington.
2010 - Wins the Twenty20 World Cup and named England and Wales Cricket Board Cricketer of the Year
01 Jan 2011: Graeme Swann leads 'sprinkler' celebrations as England retain the Ashes.
2011 – Leads the 'sprinkler' celebrations as England retain The Ashes with a 3-1 victory in Australia
22 Aug 2011: Graeme Swann of England celebrates the series victory with the ICC Test Championship Mace in the dressing room as England become the number one ranked team during day five
2011 - Part of the England team ranked number one in Test cricket and also ranked best bowler in ODIs
25 Aug 2013: James Anderson (L) and Graeme Swann of England pose with the urn after winning the Ashes during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match.
2013 - Wins his third Ashes in a row, taking 26 wickets, the most in the series, as England win 3-0
30 Nov 2013: Graeme Swann of England looks on after the end of play on day two of the tour match between the Chairman's XI and England at Traeger Park Oval.
2013 - Apologises for urinating on the Oval pitch whilst celebrating after the final test of The Ashes
17 Dec 2013: Graeme Swann of England looks dejected after being dismissed by Nathan Lyon of Australia during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England.
2013 - Contributes just seven wickets to an all-round poor performance by England as they lose The Ashes
22 Dec 2013: Graeme Swann of England speaks at a press conference to announce his retirement from all forms of cricket at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 22, 2013 in Melbourne.
2013 - Announces his retirement from all forms of cricket, explaining, "My body doesn't like playing five-day cricket anymore"

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