Tweets of the Week: Swann tributes

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Michael Vaughan, Jason Gillespie, Sanjay Manjrekar, Alec Stewart and more lavished praise on the retiring Graeme Swann.

Michael Vaughan, Jason Gillespie, Sanjay Manjrekar, Alec Stewart and more lavished praise on the retiring Graeme Swann…

England seamer <b>Jade Dernbach:</b> "Big congrats to @Swannyg66 on a great career. Priveledge to have played with an against. Still has the title of funniest sledge ever."

Former England captain <b>Alec Stewart:</b> "Congrats to @Swannyg66 on a fine career. Many a left hander will be celebrating! A high class bowler & very funny man!"

Former Ireland fast bowler <b>Boyd Rankin:</b> "Congrats @Swannyg66 on a great career! Will be sorely missed on and off the field!"

Former New Zealand seamer <b>Iain O'Brien:</b> "Don't presume Swann wasn't picked for the next Test (form/injury). And if he wasn't, he has certainly earned the right to go his way. Whether injury forces a decision, or form, very few players are fortunate enough to go out on their own terms. Just remember it's a job."

Erstwhile Australia fast bowler <b>Jason Gillespie:</b> "Great career Swanny. All the best for the next phase in your life. I am sure you will find something to do!"

Former England all-rounder <b>Ronnie Irani:</b> "Shame to read Swanny retiring, last few years he has been exceptional. I thought he'd fight back and finish on a high! Each to their own."

Ex-New Zealand captain <b>Stephen Fleming:</b> "Lots of love @Swannyg66 time to get to queenstown and listen to a bit of "the feelers" buddy. no glove love but big hugs my friend."

Former England batsman <b>Mark Butcher:</b> "Congrats @Swannyg66 …always had the feeling you knew it was just a game – one you played bloody well!"

Australian batsman <b>David Hussey:</b> "Congrats fav! @Swannyg66 Loved how you achieved everything you wanted to."

Australian coach <b>Darren Lehmann:</b> "Congratulations to Graeme Swan on a great career ! #Ashes enjoyed his banter and fight good bowler!"

Former South Africa spinner <b>Pat Symcox:</b> "Sad that Swann has retired.Top bowler.ONLY he will know whether its right to go mid-tour…massive decision though.Be remembered for it."

Former Australia Women's cricketer <b>Lisa Sthalekar:</b> "Always sad to see a fellow off-spinner depart the great game. Enjoyed his character, a rare commodity in the game. All the best @Swannyg66!"

Pakistan batting coach <b>Trent Woodhill:</b> "Congrats to @Swannyg66 on a great career. Got it done conventionally while others biffed the s*** out of it. Max & Paddy would be proud!"

England wicketkeeper <b>Matt Prior:</b> "It's been an absolute honour playing with @Swannyg66. Congrats on an amazing career mate u can be a very proud man!"

Team-mate <b>Jonny Bairstow:</b> "Congratulations on a fantastic career @Swannyg66 thank you for the laughs, memories and smiles!! Good luck mate,you are going to be missed!"

England seamer <b>Graham Onions:</b> "England would never have made it to No1 without you, congrats on a great career @Swannyg66."

England seamer <b>Stuart Broad:</b> "A great friend and team mate retired 2day. Been a pleasure to play and tour for Notts and England with @Swannyg66."

England fast bowler <b>Chris Tremlett:</b> "Congrats to @Swannyg66 on his fantastic career. Sad to see him go..will be a hard man to replace. All the best in the future."

Former India batsman <b>Sanjay Manjrekar:</b> "Huge admirer of Graeme Swann. An off spinner who did not need the 'doosra' to come 'pehlaa' in his many battles with top batsmen."

Ex-England captain <b>Michael Vaughan:</b> "I would say @MontyPanesar would have played this week anyway. The Aussies have done a job on @Swannyg66 tactically."

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