AB de Villiers Retirement – The cricket fraternity was jolted on Wednesday after one of the best batsmen in the world shocked the world by announcing the world that he was retiring from international cricket. AB de Villiers took to Twitter to issue a video in which he announced that he was retiring from all three formats of the game internationally and would only play domestic cricket from now on. The news was hard to digest for cricket lovers all over given its suddenness. Given the high fitness levels of de Villiers and immense talent, his decision came out of the blue, one nobody was prepared for.
Back in South Africa after his IPL franchisee crashed out of the tournament, AB de Villiers retirement recorded a video to tell the world about his decision in which he went onto say:
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“I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect. After 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 internationals, it is time for others to take over. I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired,” said the former South African captain. “This is a tough decision, I have thought long and hard about it and I’d like to retire while still playing decent cricket. After the fantastic series wins against India and Australia, now feels like the right time to step aside.”
“It would not be right for me to pick and choose where, when and in what format I play for the Proteas. For me, in the green and gold, it must be everything or nothing. I will always be grateful to the coaches and staff of Cricket South Africa for their support through all these years,” said de Villiers.
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018
With his exploits and superb innings in the Indian Premier League still fresh in fans minds, people are find it hard to believe that they will not be able to see Mr.360 on the big stage anymore. The South African was unessential to his country’s recent victories against India and Australia and will leave a huge irreplaceable void in the team. We thank him for gracing the game and giving us endless moments to enjoy.
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