Ryan Harris announced his retirement on Friday after being ruled out of the upcoming Ashes series due to a knee injury. He was 35 when he took this decision. The cricket experts, ex cricketers, journalists showed their reactions on Twitter after the world number 4 took the decision.
Here are some excerpts from Twitter-
Ian Bell (@ian_bell) – genuinely gutted to hear that. He is a top bloke. Always was tough him to face. Wish him all the best.
Lords Ground (@homeofcricket) – Very sad to hear that @r_harris413 has retired- his 5/72 here in 2013 was a beautiful spell of bowling. #Ashes
Dave Middleton (@dave_middleton) – Australian cricket’s loss could be Australian cricket coaching’s gain. A generation of fast bowlers honed by Ryno.
Jimmy Neesham (@Jimmyneesh) – The hugest respect to Ryan Harris. Congratulations on a stellar career. So glad you aren’t coming to NZ. And that’s a compliment.
Aaron Finch (@aaronfinch5) – Sad news that Ryan Harris had to retire. Amazing bowler and brilliant bloke. #RyanHarris
Jason Gillespie (@YCCCDizzy) – Congratulations on a fantastic career Rhino. Great bowler, eve better bloke.
Kane Richardson (@krichardson63) – Well done on a fantastic career @r_harris413. You will be missed. Facing your around the wicket bumpers will not. #Rhino
Piers Morgan (piers Morgan) – BREAKING NEWS Ryan Harris OUT of Ashes tour. Huge blow for hi and Australia. Huge bonus for England. Wonderful bowler.
Jamie Cox (@jamiecox1969) – Well done Ryan Harris for squeezing every last drop from yourself. Elite numbers and peerless effort. The Ashes just evened up. #TheAshes
Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) – Congratulations to Ryan Harris on a great career. His records speaks for itself and he is a great guy too. A massive blow for the Aussies.
Michael Vaughan (@micahelvaughan) – Ryan Harris IMO was Australia’s most dangerous threat in English conditions. #Ashes
Chris Lynn (@lynny50) – No matter what level of cricket, he is the greatest competitor I have ever seen! Congratulations. @r_harris413
Dean Jones (@Profdeano) – Let’s hope Ryan Harris could be fit enough for the @MCL2020UAE in February 2016 #brilliantbowler
Alt cricket (@altcricket) – How much will Australia miss Ryan Harris in the Ashes? Test bowling average 23.52 test batting average 21.53
Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) – Sorry to hear that your knee hasn’t recovered Rhino but congrats on everything you have achieved. Well done mate and you’ll be missed.
Joe Burns (@joeburns62) – Congrats @r_harris413 on an incredible career. Such a passionate career and a role model. Loved every moment playing with him. #aussielegend