AB De Villiers the legendary batsman from South Africa has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The 37-year-old announced his retirement via Twitter and has completed all the formalities with his franchises. AB De Villiers has always been a proud servant of South African Cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore. This announcement has made several fans of cricket emotional. AB De Villiers and his passion, athleticism, and charisma on the field are unmatched. Here is a look: –
AB De Villers Retirment Tweet: –
After the announcement via Twitter, the wishes and the lovely messages on an amazing career began to flow in. Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers’ teammate at RCB also made two emotional tweets on Twitter and one on Instagram to express his gratitude to this legend of the sport.
After Virat Kohli, several other teammates of AB De Villers sent him congratulatory messages. Even the CEO of Google Sundar Pichai retweeted this tweet of AB De Villiers.
AB Devillers later topped up his tweet with messages for his teammates and family. Here is what AB De Villiers had to say, “Cricket has been exceptionally kind to me. Whether playing for the Titans, or the Proteas, or RCB, or around the world, the game has given me unimagined experiences and opportunities, and I will always be grateful.”
AB De Villiers then added, “I would like to thank every teammate, every opponent, every coach, every physio, and every staff member who has traveled the same path, and I am humbled by the support I have received in South Africa, in India, wherever I have played.” His special mention for India in his tweets has won the hearts of every Indian Cricket Fan.
“Last, I am aware that nothing would have been possible without the sacrifices made by my family – my parents, my brothers, my wife Danielle, and my children. I look forward to the next chapter of our lives when I can truly put them first.”, ABD further added expressing his gratitude for his family.
AB De Villiers and Royal Challengers Bangalore: –
The RCB Family had a special connection with AB De Villiers since he has been the face of RCB since 2012. After announcing retirement from all forms of cricket, RCB management also honored this legendary cricket career with a series of tweets. Apart from this, the other franchises that ABD played for have also wished him good luck.