New Delhi: As Australia skipper Michael Clarke announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday after a humiliating Ashes series defeat, Twitter was full of praise for him.
Former England spinner Graeme Swann praised Clarke and rated him as the best player of spin he bowled against.
Congratulations to Michael Clarke on a brilliant career. He's the best player of spin I bowled at and a bloody good bloke to boot
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) August 8, 2015
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 8, 2015
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) August 8, 2015
A lot of respect on the England balcony for Michael Clarke... pic.twitter.com/iIx1giBC0v
— James Anderson (@jimmy9) August 8, 2015
Other cricketers from across the globe wished Clarke on a fabulous career.
— Nathan Lyon (@NathLyon421) August 8, 2015
Congrats 2 @MClarke23 on a splendid career.Will never forget his 100 on debut in Bangalore & 300 he got at SCG. good luck mate at the oval:)
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 8, 2015
Well done England on the ashes return. Bad luck Aussie boys but we will still have a crack 5th test! Congrats @MClarke23 on your career.
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) August 8, 2015
It's not about the wins or losses but your contribution & gentleman like approach all through your career @MClarke23 . You are a legend
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) August 8, 2015
Congrats @MClarke23 on a great career. Many memorable battles against the Proteas for sure. All the best for the future.
— hashim amla (@amlahash) August 8, 2015
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) August 8, 2015
In 114 Tests, Clarke scored 8628 runs, with the help of 28 centuries.