AB de Villiers Announces Retirement From Cricket

Former South African skipper, AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from international cricket from all formats with immediate effect, saying that ‘he has run out of gas’.

It has come as a huge shock to the fans of cricket as AB de Villiers is only 34-years of age and has been immensely fit up till now.

AB has played 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 matches for the Proteas.

The South African posted a video on his social media account declaring that he will be departing from the beloved game. In the video, he said

I’ve had my turn and, to be honest, I’m tired. This is a tough decision. I’ve thought long and hard about it and I’d like to retire still playing decent cricket.

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 green and gold, it must be everything or nothing.

The video was uploaded on his official Twitter account, attached below.

De Villiers added in his video message that he has “no plans” to play overseas, and he hopes to continue to be available for domestic cricket in South Africa.

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  • I don’t know how to take this news. I pretty much lost all my interest in cricket after the World Cup 2003, but I would still watch a game if I saw AB de Villiers playing in it. This is the cricket equivalent of Steven Gerrard retiring from Liverpool F.C. for me. It’s sad but everybody has to retire one day.
    Love Proteas. Love AB.

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