Tweets of the Week: Watson retires

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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.

From head coach Darren Lehmann, captain Steve Smith, and newbie Pat Cummins, the players were suitbaly, if a bit generically, full of praise for 'Watto'.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaneRWatson33">@ShaneRWatson33</a> on retirement. You deserve all the accolades that come your way. It&#39;s been a pleasure to be a part of you career.</p>&mdash; Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) <a href="https://twitter.com/darren_lehmann/status/640463234286395392">September 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">59 Test matches for Australia is an incredible achievement. <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaneRWatson33">@ShaneRWatson33</a> you should be really proud of everything you&#39;ve accomplished.</p>&mdash; Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) <a href="https://twitter.com/stevesmith49/status/640472579015352320">September 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaneRWatson33">@ShaneRWatson33</a> on your test career! You inspire youngsters to never give up as you have always given it your all! Be proud mate</p>&mdash; Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) <a href="https://twitter.com/MitchJohnson398/status/640493525667196928">September 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaneRWatson33">@ShaneRWatson33</a> on a great test career! Has been an honour to be apart of your journey! Great player and even better person!</p>&mdash; Ryan Harris (@r_harris413) <a href="https://twitter.com/r_harris413/status/640465325528449025">September 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaneRWatson33">@ShaneRWatson33</a> on an outstanding test career for Australia! It has been a pleasure and privilege to be your team mate!</p>&mdash; Nathan Lyon (@NathLyon421) <a href="https://twitter.com/NathLyon421/status/640462347174150145">September 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaneRWatson33">@ShaneRWatson33</a> on a great Test career. Super bloke and a massive help to new guys in the squad. Still a lot of ODIs and T20s left!</p>&mdash; Pat Cummins (@93Cummins) <a href="https://twitter.com/93Cummins/status/640465495859294209">September 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So Shane Watson gives up his efforts to become a top test player for Australia. Retires. But has much to offer in limited overs cricket</p>&mdash; Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) <a href="https://twitter.com/bhogleharsha/status/640462807998173184">September 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations to Australian test cricketer and Foundation Friend <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaneRWatson33">@ShaneRWatson33</a> on an excellent career.  We wish you all the best!</p>&mdash; McGrath Foundation (@McGrathFdn) <a href="https://twitter.com/McGrathFdn/status/640467101732331521">September 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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