Tweets of the week: Andrew Strauss

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With Andrew Strauss retiring not only from the England captaincy but also from all forms of the game, the tributes came pouring in on Twitter for the Middlesex batsman. Here are some choice tweets.

With Andrew Strauss retiring not only from the England captaincy but also from all forms of the game, the tributes came pouring in on Twitter for the Middlesex batsman. Here are some choice tweets.

Former England skipper <b>Michael Vaughan</b>, who also stepped down as skipper following a defeat to South Africa, wrote: "A.Strauss….3 Ashes wins…2 as Captain.. 21 Test 100s… Debut at Lords.. 100th Test at Lords.. 50th as Captain at Lords…"

He added, referring to his own tearful retirement announcement in 2008: "Can't believe Straussy didn't Cry….. Lol"

Former England captain and all-rounder <b>Paul Collingwood</b> tweeted: "Andrew Strauss should be very proud what he's done for English cricket and everything he's achieved, great team man and great leader."

Australia coach <b>Mickey Arthur</b> tweeted: "Sad to hear the news that Andrew Strauss has retired from professional cricket-he was a great leader for England."

Former England bowler <b>Matthew Hoggard</b> said: "Andrew Strauss has been a fantastic servant to the game of cricket I am lucky to have played with him and one game as him as captain. I wish him all the best for the future !!"

England bowler and T20 captain <b>Stuart Broad</b> wrote: "Awesome guy, great leader, dependable batsman and a solid 1 slip catcher. Cheers Straussy you'll be playing scratch golf within a year…"

He added: "Best Straussy knock for me was his 100 on the 1st day of the Ashes Test at Lords, allowed us bowlers to have a massive lunch!"

Fast bowler James Anderson said: "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."

Middle order batsman <b>Eoin Morgan</b> wrote: "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!!"

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

Former England wicketkeeper <b>Geraint Jones</b> wrote: "Many congrats to Andrew Strauss on a fantastic career. Great honour to have played with him. Above all he is a true gent."

Former New Zealand and Middlesex player <b>Iain O'Brien</b> said: "Really proud to have shared a bench seat with Strauss in the Middlesex changing room. Wonderful man, well prepared, very good player."

India player <b>Murali Kartik</b> said: Many congrats to straussy on a wonderful career..has always carried himself impeccably..good wishes for the future mate."

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