The Ashes: Team mates, former players react to Graeme Swann's retirement
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: After Graeme Swann announced retirement from International and First Class cricket on Sunday, Twitter was abuzz with reactions from fans, team mates, and well wishers.
Team mate Tim Bresnen mentioned that many batsmen around the world have just exhaled a huge sigh of relief and tweeted
— Tim Bresnan (@timbresnan) December 22, 2013
Former England captain Michael Vaughan called Swann a legend.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 22, 2013
Team mate Monty Panesar tweeted
— Monty Panesar (@MontyPanesar) December 22, 2013
All-rounder Ravi Bopara congratulated Swann on a great career.
Congrats on great career @Swannyg66
— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) December 22, 2013
Steven Finn expressed that he would miss Swann.
Sad to see @Swannyg66 retire today. Going to miss you a lot. Congratulations on a fantastic career. Hope the next chapter is as exciting!
— Steven Finn (@finnysteve) December 22, 2013
Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist also wishes him luck.
Good luck Graeme Swann. It comes as a bit of a surprise but wish you good luck mate.
— Adam Gilchrist (@adam_gilly) December 22, 2013
Graeme Swann has played 60 Tests for England and made his debut against India in 2008. Right in his first over, he took two wickets. In a Test career spanning five years, he claimed 255 wickets and is sixth leading Test wicket taker of all time for England. Swann has taken 17 five wicket hauls throughout his Test career.