South African master strokes player AB de Villers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday (today).
In a series of tweets, AB de Villers announced his retirement as well as thanked the fans, his teammates and coaches for the support throughout his cricketing career.
AB will always be remembered for his “ruthless” batting against the opposition.
He is also famously known as Mr. 360 because of his shot playing abilities throughout the cricket ground.
He holds the record of fastest 50, 100 and 150 in the One Day Internationals.
The 37 years old started his career as a wicketkeeper-batsman but later he started to focus on his batting as he took the responsibility as a batsman only.
AB talked about the difficulty in playing as the age factor comes in, “Now, at the age of 37, that flame no longer burns so brightly.”
Fans of cricket will miss this legendary batsman as he bids goodbye to all forms of cricket. Fans are sad about his retirement as cricket can be harsh sometimes as AB de Villers retires with no international trophy for the South African side.
The proteas came closer to the title but were not able to go past the SemiFinals stage on multiple occasions to get their hands on the glimmering trophy.