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
@sanjaymanjrekar: 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!
@cricketaakash: 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.