Ryan Harris retirement: Cricketing fraternity pays glowing tributes to the Aussie paceman

Ryan Harris made a stunning exit from international cricket on Saturday because of a nagging knee problem. Harris was a key bowler for the Aussies and his exit is a huge blow to their Ashes campaign. He has taken 57 wickets at an average of 20.63 in 12 Ashes Tests.

“I played 27 more Tests than I ever thought I would and I have relished every single moment of them. Walking away from the team and our support staff is probably the hardest thing to stomach right now. This is a very special team and I know they will do Australia proud in this Ashes series,” Harris said as he bid farewell to the game that has meant so much to him.

Harris, who made his Test debut in 2010, took 113 wickets in 27 Test matches and 44 in 21 one-day internationals. Following are some of the reactions on Twitter: