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Cricket Fraternity Literally Floods Twitter With Wishes & Reactions As AB de Villiers Retires

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Cricket Fraternity Literally Floods Twitter With Wishes & Reactions As AB de Villiers Retires

The cricket lovers from all over the world are a little disappointed after the former South African cricketer AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Earlier in 2018, ABD announced his retirement from the international cricket but later it was heard that he may make a comeback in the South African cricket team for playing the 2020 T20 World Cup; however unfortunately for the ardent fans, it didn’t happen. Though AB de Villiers was playing in the franchise cricket till now, from now onwards even that will stop and we will certainly miss watching him.

AB de Villiers made an announcement regarding his retirement through social media networks. He took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “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.”

He further talked about it in a series of tweets:

In his 15 years of cricketing career, ABD gave many memorable moments to his countrymen to cherish but he will always miss holding an ICC trophy and the same thing happened in the IPL as well as he played for the longest time for Royal Challengers Bangalore but his team hasn’t won an IPL title even once till now.

AB de Villiers was known for his ability of playing unorthodox shots all over the ground especially behind the wicket and this made him earn the title of Mr. 360. Not just this, he was also referred to as Superman because of his acrobatic fielding style.

As ABD announced his retirement, many people from the cricket fraternity and fans from all over the world started wishing him luck for his second innings and soon Twitter was flooded with reactions from all over the world.

Here are some tweets from the cricket world:

Though ABD was a wicketkeeper-batsman, he mostly played as a batsman only and represented South Africa in 114 test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is in which he scored 8765, 9577 and 1672 runs, respectively. He scored 22 centuries in test matches and 25 centuries in ODIs and as far as fifties are concerned, there are 46 fifties in test matches, 53 fifties in ODIs and 10 half-centuries in T20Is in his name.

AB de Villiers is certainly one of the greatest of all times whom we have seen playing and he is an inspiration for many aspiring young cricketers.

We wish ABD luck for his second innings!

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