After AB de Villiers announced his retirement on Twitter, if you keep an eye on social media in India, you will see a picture of him, a post about him. De Villiers considers India as his second home. AB de Villiers has the largest number of fans in India. He is also known as Alien De Villiers to Indian cricket fans. Many think that unimaginable talent like him has never come in the world of cricket.
AB de Villiers will no longer be seen at 22 yards. AB de Villiers has distanced himself from all forms of cricket. Great cricketers all around the world wish de Villiers well in the future, saying the cricketing world will miss the former South African captain.
India’s T20 captain and world-class opener Rohit Sharma has revealed how much De Villiers has for him. Rohit wrote on Twitter, “Not many people have had the impact on the game like AB did. It was indeed a pleasure to watch him play from the other side. Happy retirement AB, best wishes to and your family” Virat Kohli, a close friend of ABD’s, wrote on Twitter, “To the best player of our times and the most inspirational person I’ve met, you can be very proud of what you’ve done and what you’ve given to RCB my brother. Our bond is beyond the game and will always be.”
AB de Villiers’ Record: The former South African captain ended his illustrious 17-year career. He has played 114 Tests (8765 runs, 22 centuries and 46 half-centuries), 228 ODIs (9577 runs, 25 centuries and 53 half-centuries) and 78 T20s (1672 runs) in international cricket for the country. AB de Villiers’ name will be inscribed in gold in the history of cricket.
It has been an incredible journey, but I have decided to retire from all cricket.
Ever since the back yard matches with my older brothers, I have played the game with pure enjoyment and unbridled enthusiasm. Now, at the age of 37, that flame no longer burns so brightly. pic.twitter.com/W1Z41wFeli
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 19, 2021