World of cricket reacts to Andrew Strauss's retirement

Andrew Strauss on August 20, 2012
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The world of cricket pay tribute to Andrew Strauss's career on Twitter following the England captain's decision to retire from all forms of the game.

England captain Andrew Strauss revealed earlier today that he has called time on his international and domestic career.

The shock news prompted cricket's past and present stars to pay tribute to the 35-year-old's career, which spanned over 14 years.

Read tweets from the world of cricket below:

Stuart Broad
"Awesome guy, great leader, dependable batsman and a solid one slip catcher. Cheers Straussy you'll be playing scratch golf within a year. Best Straussy knock for me was his 100 on the 1st day of the Ashes Test at Lord's, allowed us bowlers to have a massive lunch!"

Eoin Morgan
"Sad news that Straussy is retiring but I would like to congratulate him on an amazing career. A great leader and a pleasure to play with!"

Mickey Arthur
"Sad to hear the news that Andrew Strauss has retired from professional cricket. He was a great leader for England."

Luke Wright
"Sad to see Strauss retire from cricket! Fantastic career, best captain England have ever had! Good luck to Cookie, perfect replacement!"

Iain O'Brien
"Really proud to have shared a bench seat with Strauss in the Middlesex changing room. Wonderful man, well prepared, very good player."

Geraint Jones
"Many congrats to Andrew Strauss on a fantastic career. Great honour to have played with him. Above all he is a true gent."

Paul Nixon
"Congrats on a stellar career Andrew Strauss. Top man."

Phil Tufnell
"Wishing Straussy the best of luck in retirement. He's been a great player, a credit to England and got them to number 1 in the world. I was surprised by the news. Thought he might go on to another Ashes series, but he's had a brilliant career."

James Anderson
"Really sad to hear Straussy has called it a day. He's done so much for this England team not just as captain but also as a player. He will be missed but he hands over to a very fine replacement in Alastair Cook. Best of luck to Cooky and to Straussy in his future."

Graeme Swann
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