†In pictures:†Thorpe's hundred Tests
Down but not under

But after failures in both innings of the first Test against India at Lord's in 2002, Thorpe announced he was taking a break from all cricket, claiming he felt worn-out and distracted by events off the field.

Thorpe also ruled himself out of selection for Englandís Ashes tour, and struggled to regain the selectors' favour the following year.

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