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How the cricket world reacted to news of Daniel Vettori's retirement

New Delhi: Soon after New Zealand cricket legend Daniel Vettori announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday, tributes and good wishes poured in from the cricket fraternity.

Vettori has long been one of the most respected cricketers in the world and it is no surprise to see such a genuine outpour of emotion from players who have played with and against him.

The left-arm spinner was a key component in New Zealand's inspiring run to the World Cup finals.

Though the 36-year-old could not end his career on a high with a win in the final against Australia, his performance during the tournament was appreciated by all.

Here is an account of what the cricket world, from Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara to Australia's Adam Gilchrist, had to say post Vettori's retirement announcement.

Despite him bidding adieu to the international stage, the Kiwi will join Royal Challengers Bangalore as their head coach for the Indian Premier League 2015, which is scheduled to commence on April 8.

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1 Martin Guptill
9 Matches
New Zealand
547
Runs
2 Kumar Sangakkara
7 Matches
Sri Lanka
541
Runs
3 AB de Villiers
8 Matches
South Africa
482
Runs
1 Mitchell Starc
8 Matches
Australia
22
Wickets
2 Trent Boult
9 Matches
New Zealand
22
Wickets
3 Umesh Yadav
8 Matches
India
18
Wickets

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