Ab de villiers retires from all forms of International cricket

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The run machine of South-Africa Ab de villiers retires from International Cricket.

Ab de villiers retires
South Africa’s batsman AB de Villiers celebrates scoring a century during day three of the second Test cricket match between South Africa and Australia at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on March 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Ab de villiers started his career back in 2004 in test series against England. He played 114 test, 228 one-day international and 78 T20s for Green & Gold shirts.

The decision was not only hard for the cricket board of South-Africa but even it created huge loss for International cricket and fans. Cricket history will never witness again the sheer talent of Ab de villiers. The amount of records he holds are the evidence of his cricketing skills.

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He is the only player with fastest 50, 100 and 150 in ODI history. He is the only batsman to average 50-plus in ODIs in seven straight calendar years from 2009 to 2015. The South African’s popularity in India no doubt grew due to his stint in the IPL playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Ab de villiers in his final statement mentioned.

“This is a tough decision. I’ve thought long and hard about it and I’d like to retire still playing decent cricket.

He had his reason for his decision too.

“I’ve had my turn and, to be honest, I’m tired,”

We will never see another Ab de villiers in cricket history and no can replace his place in cricket.


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