Official: AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Mr 360 AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. ABD who said the cricket has been very kind to him has thanked every teammate, every opponent, every coach, every physio and every staff member who has travelled the same path with him.

And also mentioned the support and love that he got from South Africa and India. He thanked his family, especially his wife Danielle and children for the sacrifices they have made for him.

In his new chapter, De Villiers wanted to give preference to his family first.

In IPL, he played 184 matches and scored 5162 runs with an average of 39.71. He scored 3 hundreds and 40 fifties with a strike rate of 151.69.  He played for Delhi Daredevils(2008-10). Later, he played for RCB from 2011-2021. ( credits to Cric Crazy Johns(sports analyst))

As per wikipedia, ABD made his international debut in a Test match against England in 2004 and first played a One Day International (ODI) in early 2005. He was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career and was one of the five Wisden cricketers of the decade at the end of 2019.

He scored over 8,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He holds the record for the fastest ODI century in just 31 balls. He also captained South Africa in all three formats.  

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