Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson decided to hang his boots from all forms of cricket on Tuesday midway from the New Zealand series.
Once the news broke, the micro-blogging site was flooded with the messages from his fans and his colleagues.
Here are some of the best messages on Twitter.
He bowled to the left, He bowled to the right, That Mitchell Johnson Finishes 4th on Australia’s Test wicket list and I’m rubbish at rhymes.
— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) November 17, 2015
Incredible athlete! Congrats on a magnificent career @MitchJohnson398
Mitchell Johnson announces retirement. A lot of batsmen around the world will breathe easy
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 17, 2015
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) November 17, 2015
Will miss Mitchell Johnson. They don’t make many like him anymore. The fast, scary kind.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 17, 2015
Brings tears to my eyes to think that I won’t play again with my great mate @MitchJohnson398. Great team man, great friend & cricket legend
Another retirement post #CWC15 This time it is the turn of Mitchell Johnson
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 17, 2015
Massive congrats to great mate @MitchJohnson398 on a fantastic career. Will be a few batsmen in the world breathing easier! Congrats mate!
— Ryan Harris (@r_harris413) November 17, 2015
Well played @MitchJohnson398. You had an impact on the game and very few can say that about themselves.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 17, 2015
Congrats @MitchJohnson398 on a remarkable career👏Always enjoyed the onfield tussle with you mate.Good luck with your retirement👍
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 17, 2015