As soon as former Australia captain Ricky Ponting announced his retirement from Test cricket, Twitter flooded with messages and wishes for him. Here are some of them:
Virat Kohli: Ricky ponting what an absolute legend. Iam glad I had the honour of playing against him. Take a bow #legend #respect
Kevin Pietersen: Ricky Ponting RETIRES.... ONE OF THE GREATS! I always got excited playing AUS, so I could watch him bat up close
Shane Warne: Congrats to Ricky Ponting on an amazing career, well done Punter...Enjoy your last match in Perth buddy, was a pleasure playing with you !!!
Glenn McGrath: Well done Punter on an incredible career. It would be great to see you finish with a ton. It was an honour to play alongside of you. #legend
Matthew Hayden: Punter, congratulations on a fantastic career. Your departure will be a massive hole in the Australian Cricket team #RickyPonting #Legend
Herschelle Gibbs: What a player,entertainer of note and an all time great ricky ponting! Always loved his approach to batting...
Murali Kartik: A very sad day for world
cricket, Ricky-1 of the Greatest modern day bats,a former teammate&the consummate professional.go well mate #legend
David Warner: Well done to Ricky and his family, has been an outstanding career and will be missed by everyone! #legend
Ajinkya Rahane: A legend announced retirement. The cricket world will miss Ricky Ponting on the field.
Tom Moody: Congratulations #Punter on an astonishing career been a privilege to play alongside you & watch from afar, you are truly a great Australian.
Paul Marsh: Genuine sadness with Ricky's retirement today. No player has done more for Aust cricket or his fellow players in my time at @ACA_Players
Hope the boys can give Ricky the send off he deserves in Perth with a big win and reclaim the number one @cricketicc ranking #legend
Sanjay Manjrekar: Ponting retires - And, from this moment on, there will be only nice things said about Ponting :)
Aaron Finch: Congratulations Ricky Ponting on an amazing career! O
Aakash Chopra: 2012 seems to be the year of goodbyes...first Dravid, then Laxman and now Ponting.
One of the finest batsmen the world has ever seen has announced his retirement. Test match at Perth will be Punter's last. End of an era!!!
David 'Bumble' Lloyd: Punter n Lara could terrorise an attack . All time greats
Luke Wright: Sad to see Ricky Ponting Retiring. Absolute legend of the game. So proud to have played international cricket against him.
Darren Lehmann: Congrats to Ricky Ponting on a amazing career! Now a hundred to finish! Go punter! Go Aussies!
Ian Healy: Congratulation to Ricky Ponting, one of Australia's all time great sportsman, Cricketers and Guy. Hero to us all. #ponting #great #superstar