Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Sir Alex Ferguson retires: Cricket fraternity reacts on Twitter

Sir Alex Ferguson retires: Cricket fraternity reacts to shocking development

Sir Alex Ferguson will be retiring after the end of the ongoing English Premier League season © Getty Images

Mumbai: May 8, 2013

The cricket fraternity on Wednesday paid tribute to the outgoing Manchester United football club manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who will be retiring after being in the position for 26 long years and taking the club to unprecedented heights.

The 71-year-old has won 38 trophies since taking over in November 1986, including this season’s Premier League title for one of the world’s most popular football teams.

Considered among the most successful managers of the game in Britain, his overall haul includes 13 titles, two Champions League trophies, five FA Cups and four League Cups.

“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time,” he said in a statement, announcing his retirement at the end of the current football season.

Many current and former cricketers reacted on the development on the microblogging site Twitter.

Former England cricketer Mark Ramprakash wrote, “Unbelievable manager was Sir Alex however some who r not Man U fans might say ‘thank god’ he’s gone !!!”

Herschelle Gibbs wrote, “Man united fans,i say scholes for manager and let sir alex be the mentor…need somebody who understands the set up and been thru it to..” (sic)

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma expressed, “Sir Alex Ferguson you will be irreplaceable to the Reds you are one in a million #Legend.”

Michael Vaughan stated, “Sir Alex Ferguson .. 1498 games in charge .. 894 wins… 17 missed through tough line bans…  #GreatestEver.”

He added, “26 years ..  24 Real Madrid Managers 18 Chelsea 14 City and Bayern 13 Milan.   1 United  Sir Alex Ferguson #GreatestEver.”

Former Australian quick Nathan Bracken said, “Loving hearing the out pour of respect for a true football legend Sir Alex Fergusion #SAF.”

South African cricketer Wayne Parnell wrote, “Sad to hear #SAF will be calling it a day at the end of this season. You’d have to go a long way to beat his achievements. #GGMU.”

England wicketkeeper and former skipper Alec Stewart said, “Congratulations to Sir AlexFerguson on a truly great career. Whichever team you support give huge respect to his achievements.” (sic)

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wkts

Photos

RR vs KXIP, IPL 2014 Match 7 at Sharjah

Videos

Rajasthan Royals' unusual strategy in IPL 2014

Glenn Maxwell, David Miller’s blazing innings help Kings XI Punjab cruise past Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in IPL 7

Praveen Kumar believes making comeback for India is not difficult

Saqlain Mushtaq: Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine are skilful cricketers

Miran Bakhsh: The second-oldest Test debutant

Indian cricketers and copycat marketing

Chennai Super Kings David Miller Delhi Daredevils England India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore RR vs KXIP 2014 Virat Kohli

IPL 2014: Glenn Maxwell disappointed to leave run-chase unfinished

PCB didn’t pursue Rashid Latif owing to ECB pressure

Glenn Maxwell, David Miller’s blazing innings help Kings XI Punjab cruise past Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in IPL 7

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), IPL 2014: David Miller’s blitz puts Punjab in sight of victory

Cricket betting racket busted in Jaipur, 6 men arrested

Batsmen who have smashed last ball for six to win a game in the annals of One-Day Internationals

IPL 2014: Glenn Maxwell, David Miller form the core of Kings XI Punjab’s batting line-up

Praveen Kumar believes making comeback for India is not difficult

Saqlain Mushtaq: Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine are skilful cricketers

Miran Bakhsh: The second-oldest Test debutant

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

2 Posts | 0 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2014 Match no 6 Video Highlights

Nike refutes FuelBand shutdown reports, says new color options incoming

IPL 2014: Sanju Samson credits Rahul Dravid’s mentoring in progress

HTC Desire 210 sub-Rs 10,000 smartphone in the works

I am unable to penetrate my wife (Sex Query of the day)

IPL 2014: Deepak Hooda, Ankit Sharma celebrate birthday with team-mates

5 reasons you’re not seeing results in the gym

Soundarya Rajinikanth: I fulfilled my animation dream with Kochadaiiyaan

Alia Bhatt: My parents aren’t members of my fan club!

Also on cricketcountry.com