The Roaring Forties! As Warne targets return, Sportsmail looks at others who couldn't stay away
22:31 GMT, 4 December 2012
Australian cricketer Shane Warne has opened the door to a return to international cricket in time for the Ashes this summer.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look back at sportsmen who simply couldn't stay away…
The seven-time Formula One world champion announced his return at 41, driving in the 2010 season for Mercedes.
He finished his first season ninth in the drivers' championship with 72 points and his second in eighth.
After his final race last month in Brazil, he finished 13th in the drivers' championship.
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The winner of the 1995 French Open announced his return to tennis in June 2010 at the age of 43.
Muster played in a Challenger tournament in Germany, but lost in the first round and in his next three tournaments.
His first win came in his fifth Challenger tournament and he finally retired after losing at the Erste Bank Open in October 2010.
The four-time world boxing champion came back in August 2006 aged 42. He defeated Jeremy Bates before losing to Sultan Ibragimov in October 2007 in a WBO heavyweight title fight.
Holyfield was beaten again in December 2008 by Nikolai Valuev and won his last fight against Brian Nielsen in May 2011 by a technical knockout.
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IN 1975, the 42-year-old off-spinner made a return to the England team, playing in the fourth Ashes Test, taking seven wickets and scoring 61.
He played in two one-day internationals against New Zealand, taking 3-53 in the second before playing his last full year in 1976 in England. He made his last appearance for Middlesex in 1982, aged 50.
The legendary jockey retired in 1985 but in 1987 was convicted of tax fraud and jailed for three years.
After serving 366 days and being stripped of his OBE, Piggott resumed racing in 1990, aged 45.
He won the Breeders' Cup Mile on Royal Academy and the 2000 Guineas on Rodrigo de Triano in 1992.
Piggott rode his last winner in October 1994.
Remember me Lester Piggott, champion flat race jockey, couldn't stay away
Spitz retired immediately after winning seven swimming golds at the 1972 Munich Olympics, aged 22.
But at 41 he returned to the pool in 1992 to try for a place on the USA swimming team for the Barcelona Olympics.
He finished two seconds outside the qualifying time at the Olympic trials and retired again.