The cricket world reacts to Ponting's retirement

With Ricky Ponting set to retire after Australia's third Test against South Africa, twitter has been abuzz with reactions. Here are a few tributes from some of his admirers.

@imVkohli: Ricky ponting what an absolute legend. I am glad I had the honour of playing against him. Take a bow #legend #respect

@kevinpp24: Ricky Ponting RETIRES.... ONE OF THE GREATS! I always got excited playing AUS, so I could watch him bat up close. Well done Punter! #legend

Ricky Ponting - a great driver & a great puller ! Thats one thing that really stood out for me. Enriched the game by his feats.

 @AaronFinch5: Congratulations Ricky Ponting on an amazing career! One at the all time great players!

One of the finest batsmen the world has ever seen has announced his retirement. Test match at Perth will be Punter's last. End of an era!!!

 @ajinkyarahane88: A legend announced retirement .Ricky Ponting the cricket world will miss you on the field.# respect

@MattPrior13: Congrats to Ricky ponting on an amazing career. One of, if not the best batsmen ive ever played against & fierce opponent! #legendofthegame

@BrettLee_58: Congrats Punter on a fantastic career, enjoyed playing along side you! Go out with a bang mate!

@davidwarner31: Well done to Ricky and his family, has been an outstanding career and will be missed by everyone!

@mmbangwa: Big respect and congratulations to Ricky Ponting, a superb career. A great in the game. Truly influential and entertaining.