Durban: South Africa skipper Graeme Smith paid tribute to veteran all-rounder Shaun Pollock who brought the curtain down on his Test career at Kingsmead here on Saturday.
South Africa beat the West Indies by an innings and 100 runs to take the three-match series in what was the 34-year-old Pollock's last match in a 108-Test career.
"It's very important that people celebrate what Shaun's given to South African cricket and what he's achieved as an individual," said Smith.
"He's been unbelievably consistent and a true professional."
Pollock took only one wicket in his final innings, trapping Runako Morton with his second ball of the day.
He finished his career with 421 wickets at an average of 23.11.
He also made 3,781 runs at an average of 32.31.
Meanwhile, West Indies team manager Clive Lloyd described Pollock as an "outstanding cricketer and person" who plays the game in the "right spirit".
"He has given great service to South African cricket and world cricket. He is a true professional and has been a role model for cricketers and sportsmen around the world," said former Test skipper Lloyd.