Tweets of the Week: Kallis retires

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South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis retired from all international cricket on Wednesday, ending his dreams of playing in the ODI World Cup next year, and Twitter was suitably grateful for his services.

South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis retired from all international cricket on Wednesday, ending his dreams of playing in the ODI World Cup next year, and Twitter was suitably grateful for his services.

Some snippets:

Kallis's best friend, former Proteas wicketkeeper <b>Mark Boucher</b> wrote: "Given that you immediately become a better player when you retire @jacqueskallis75 may regret not leaving himself much room for improvement!"

South Africa T20 specialist <b>Richard Levi</b> tweeted: "Congratulations to @jacqueskallis75 on an amazing career! The game won't be the same without your presence! #legendofthegame #KingKallis"

South Africa all-rounder <b>JP Duminy</b> said: "Been a privilege and an honour to have played alongside this living legend @jacqueskallis75 congrats!"

Commentator and former player <b>HD Ackerman</b> added: "Congrats @jacqueskallis75 it was a privilege to have shared the field with u.enjoy retirement, u certainly deserve to."

Former England batsman <b>Kevin Pietersen</b> opined: "Arguably the greatest ever cricketer retires…cricket will miss you, @jacqueskallis75!"

Commentator and former England skipper <b>Michael Vaughan</b> agreed: "Jacque Kallis is the Greatest ever Allrounder IMO… The international game will miss him… #Kallis"

England wicketkeeping legend <b>Alec Stewart</b> said: "Congratulations to @jacqueskallis75 on a brilliant career. One of the games greatest ever players and best all rounder of my era. #classic"

Former England coach <b>David LLoyd</b> was short and sweet: "Jacques Kallis ….one of greatest ever ….."

Durham skipper <b>Paul Collingwood</b> said: "He scored runs for fun, swung it both ways, could hit you in the head and had hands like buckets. Congrats @jacqueskallis75 #TheBest"

England T20 all-rounder <b>Luke Wright</b> said: "Reading that Jacques Kallis retiring from intl cricket! My favourite player growing up! In my opinion the best all round cricketer ever!"

Australia bowling legend <b>Jason Gillespie</b> wrote: "Jacques Kallis- congratulations on a wonderful career. Quality cricket over a long period of time. One of the very best. #legend"

For Aussie paceman <b>Brett Lee</b> added: "@jacqueskallis75 congrats on a magnificent career mate! Best ever!"

India batting legend <b>VVS Laxman</b> said: "Congrats to @jacqueskallis75 on a oustanding career. world cricket will miss you. amazing stats but more importantly a match winner #legend"

Pakistan legend <b>Azhar Mahmood</b> said: "Jacques Kallis. An absolute pleasure to play against you. An all rounder I always admired a lot. #legend"

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