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Darren Gough's career in pictures

Darren Gough poses with his England shirt after winning his first cap

A fresh-faced Darren Gough earns his England debut at Lord's after making his Test debut against New Zealand in June 1994

Darren Gough bowls for England

With his slingy, skiddy action, Gough managed to find that extra yard of pace lacking in England's attack

Darren Gough bowls Australia's David Boon in Brisbane

November 1994 and Gough enjoys his first Ashes wicket, bowling David Boon for three at the Gabba in Brisbane

Darren Gough traps Australia captain Steve Waugh lbw at Edgbaston

He enjoys further success, claiming six wickets as England beat Australia in the first Test at Edgbaston in June 1997

A crowned Darren Gough decks out team-mate Alec Stewart during a fancy dress party in Australia

With a penchant for flamboyance, Gough was one of England's most colourful ever cricketers

Darren Gough grabs a stump, along with Mark Butcher, as England win the fourth Test in Melbourne

Gough celebrates with Mark Butcher after bowling England to a 12-run win over Australia in the fourth Test in Melbourne in 1999

Darren Gough knocks out Stuart MacGill's middle stump at the SCG

And three days later he becomes the ninth Englishman to take a Test hat-trick, dismissing Ian Healy, Stuart MacGill and Colin Miller

Darren Gough holds aloft the Wisden Trophy

Gough is named Man of the Series after stunning performances in the series win over the West Indies in the summer of 2000

Darren Gough removes Rashid Latif at Lord's to collect his 200th Test wicket

And he reaches another milestone in 2001, dismissing Pakistan's Rashid Latif to claim his 200th Test wicket at Lord's

Darren Gough appeals for an lbw against Gloucestershire's Tim Hancock

Gough's successful 2001 continues as he helps Yorkshire to their first Championship title in 33 years

Darren Gough has a mini-conference with England captain Nasser Hussain

After a career-threatening knee injury, Gough's Test days come to a close at Lord's against South Africa in 2003, 229 wickets later

Darren Gough portrait photo

And, after 15 years with Yorkshire, Gough makes the shock decision to leave the White Rose county and head south

Darren Gough in action for Essex

Yorkshire's loss is Essex's gain and Gough quickly becomes an integral part of Ronnie Irani's side

Darren Gough bowls in the nets for England

With his ability to bowl fast, inswinging yorkers, Gough is still a mainstay of England's one-day attack

Darren Gough and Strictly Come Dancing partner Lilia Kopylova

He becomes a household name after winning the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing series with partner Lilia Kopylova

Darren Gough is bowled by Shoaib Akhtar in a one-day match in 2006

Gough finally ends his England one-day career in 2006 against Pakistan after collecting 235 dismissals

Darren Gough is given a pinch on the cheeks by Matthew Hoggard

After three years away, Gough is reunited with former new ball partner Matthew Hoggard as he returns as Yorkshire captain

Darren Gough kisses Adil Rashid on the head

With the talent of Adil Rashid under his charge, Gough brought a new-found sense of confidence back to the county

Darren Gough hugs Mark Ramprakash after his former England team-mates scores his 100th hundred

Gough is one of the first players to congratulate Mark Ramprakash, who scores his 100th first-class century at Headingley against Yorkshire

Andy Caddick hugs Darren Gough

And another former England team-mate, Andy Caddick, gives Gough a hug in his last ever first-class game at Scarborough

Darren Gough takes his cap off after a round of applause from Yorkshire fans

And the flamboyant fast bowler, at the age of 38, waves goodbye to the world of cricket

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