Johannesburg, November 19 (SO News/Agency) Former South African captain AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday. AB de Villiers announced his retirement from cricket in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter account.
On his Twitter account, AB de Villiers said that it has been an incredible journey but I have decided to quit all forms of cricket. “I played the game with pure enjoyment and unbridled enthusiasm,” he added.
“Finally, I know that nothing would have been possible without the sacrifices of my family, my parents, my brother, my wife Danielle and my children,” AB said. I look forward to the next chapter in my life when I can truly put them first. I want to thank every teammate, every opposing team, every coach, every physio and every staff member who has traveled this way with me.
“I consider myself very lucky that I got a lot of support in South Africa, in India and wherever I played,” he said.
In his recent tweet, AB said that cricket has been exceptionally kind to me. Whether it is with the Titans, or the Proteas, or RCB, or any other team around the world, the game has given me unimaginable experiences and opportunities. For which I will always be grateful.
“This is the reality that I must accept and although my decision may seem sudden to people, that is why I am announcing today that I have served my time and lived it,” he added.
After the announcement of AB’s retirement, India’s former T20 captain Virat Kohli has also tweeted a special message to De Villiers and is also very sad.
Virat Kohli on Twitter said that AB de Villiers is the best player of our time and the most inspiring person I have ever met. Is.
Kohli added that our relationship is beyond sports and will always be. Your decision hurts my heart but I know you made the best decision for you and your family as you always do.
De Villiers last played for South Africa in the limited overs format against India on 16 February 2018. But the South African batsman has been playing franchise cricket and was a key member of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and has also played 184 matches in the IPL.
De Villiers played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is for South Africa. The former South African batsman has also played 340 T20 matches for various teams in leagues around the world.