Twitter says: #jeandevilliers

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South Africa's cricketers and rugby players are famously friendly, and the Proteas reacted with sadness when learning the news that Springbok skipper Jean de Villiers had announced his retirement.

De Villiers was ruled out of the World Cup on the weekend after breaking his jaw against Samoa, and after a string of injuries and fighting back after knee surgery, he opted to call it a day.

Here's what cricketers, past and present, had to say on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Jean de Villiers champion player champion bloke respect</p>&mdash; Barry Richards (@BARichards356) <a href="https://twitter.com/BARichards356/status/648767245167001600">September 29, 2015</a></blockquote>
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