Cricketer AB de Villiers Announced Retirement from all forms of International Cricket : Well, reports are coming that South African Cricketer and one of the most amazing batsmen, fielder of the world is taking retirement from all type of the cricket formats.
Yes! You are reading it right, at first, we thought that it is a rumor but now AB de Villiers already announced his retirement on his official Twitter account through a video message. You all should know that recently he was playing for the RCB in IPL 2018 but his team didn’t make it to the top four and they are already out from the league.
Now, if we talk about his career then we can say that he represented his country South Africa in 114 Test, 228 One-Days, and 78 T20 Internationals. Also, he had a very great success chart and now it was quite shocking to see that the 34-year-old says ‘the time is right’ for him to hang up his boots, bringing a close to a sterling 14-year career.
Also, in the video he said that “I have decided to retire from all international crickets with immediate effect,” he said on Wednesday. “After 114 Test matches, 228 ODI’s and 78 T20 Internationals, it is time for others to take over. I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired.”
Also, he added that “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.”
Also, he added that “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.
The most important thank you goes out to all of my teammates throughout my career, I wouldn’t be half the player that I am without the support throughout the years.
Even he did say that “It’s not about earning more somewhere else, it’s about running out of gas and feeling that it is the right time to move on. Everything comes to an end. To the cricket fans around South Africa and the World, thank you for your kindness and generosity, and today, for your understanding.”