Proteas in England

Biff lauds retiring Strauss

2012-08-30 18:45
Graeme Smith (File)
London - Proteas Test skipper Graeme Smith has paid tribute to England's Andrew Strauss, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday.

"Just wanna congratulate Andrew Strauss on a great career as captain and player for England!," Smith wrote on Twitter.

"Fully appreciate the demands of captaining your country.

"It was always a great contest playing against Andrew and his team and I wish him well in his future," he added.

Smith's three tours of England as South Africa captain have all seen the resignation of his opposite number, with Nasser Hussain stepping down in 2003, Michael Vaughan quitting in 2008 and Strauss retiring completely this year.

England, knocked off the top of the Test world rankings by South Africa during a recent 2-0 home series defeat, also surrendered their top spot in the one-day rankings to the Proteas after a washout in Cardiff was followed by an 80-run loss in Southampton on Tuesday.

The third ODI gets underway at The Oval on Friday.
 

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