Clarke leads praise for retired Strauss

Published Aug 30, 2012 03:33pm

“Still is a very good player and a lovely man. Can only wish him the best for the future,” Clarke said. -Photo by AFP

LONDON: England captain Andrew Strauss announced his retirement from professional cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday.

Following is a selection of tributes from his fellow players:

Australia captain Michael Clarke on Twitter: “Big congratulations to Andrew Strauss on a great career. Still is a very good player and a lovely man. Can only wish him the best for the future.”

South Africa test captain Graeme Smith on Twitter: “Just want to congratulate Andrew Strauss on a great career as captain and player for England.

“Fully appreciate the demands of captaining your country. It was always a great contest playing against Andrew and his team and I wish him well in his future.”

England fast bowler Stuart Broad on Twitter: “Awesome guy, great leader, dependable batsman and a solid first slip catcher.

“Cheers Straussy, you'll be playing scratch golf within a year,” added Broad, referring to his former captain's news conference comment about spending more time on the golf course.

England spinner Graeme Swann on Twitter: “An emotional day with Straussy hanging up his boots. What a great captain, brilliant player and most importantly fantastic bloke.”

England all-rounder Tim Bresnan on Twitter: “Andrew Strauss is the epitome of professionalism. A great leader, wonderful team mate and all-round nice bloke. I wish him well for the future.”


Do you have information you wish to share with Dawn.com? You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

More From This Section

Comments (0) (Closed)