Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has announced his retirement from international and first class cricket, and reactions on Twitter were swift, from the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers, to name a new.
India batting legend Virender Sehwag announced his international retirement on Tuesday, and Twitter reacted accordingly, with nary a negative word to say about 'Viru'.
South Africa's cricketers reacted with sadness when learning that Springbok skipper Jean de Villiers had announced his retirement.
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson announced his retirement from Test cricket after 59 matches and nearly 4000 runs, and his team mates and friends reacted accordingly on Twitter.
South Africa's, and Nottinghamshire's, cricket communities were saddened by the news that all-rounder legend Clive Rice had passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 66, after fighting a brain tumour for months.