Former South African captain and best batsman of modern day cricket AB de Villiers have retired from international cricket. He has announced retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. The world-class player announced his retirement on Twitter.
“I have made a big decision today,” de Villiers posted on Twitter along with the video where he talks about his decision.
“This is the high-performance centre in Pretoria where 14 seasons ago I arrived as a nervous youngster when I was first called into the Proteas squad. Today at the same place, I want to let you know that I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect. After 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is, it is time for others to take over. I have had my turn and to be honest, I am tired. This is a tough decision, I thought long and hard about it and I would like to retire while still playing decent cricket.
AB de Villiers: All Round 360-Degree Batsman
CSA President, Chris Nenzani said: “AB is one of the all-time greats of South African cricket who has thrilled spectators around the world with his sheer brilliance, coupled to his ability to innovate and take modern-day batting in all three formats. It goes without saying that he is going to be greatly missed wherever international cricket is played. We thank him for the contribution he has made to South African cricket.”
AB de Villiers is well-known among cricket fans as a ‘360-degree’ batsman who has an ability to play shots in all directions. Cricketing world will surely be going to miss this tremendously talented cricketer.