AB de Villiers also retired from T20 cricket, thanked Virat and RCB


  • AB de Villiers also announced his retirement from T20 cricket
  • Till now this strong player was playing for RCB in IPL
  • Issued a statement and said – now I want to give time to the family
  • De Villiers thanks Kohli and RCB management

New Delhi
Mr 360 ie AB de Villiers has also said goodbye to T20 cricket. De Villiers, who retired from international cricket, was playing in T20 leagues. The right-handed batsman has thanked the management of his IPL team RCB and its captain Virat Kohli in a statement. In a tweet, de Villiers wrote that ‘at the age of 37, that fire within you does not burn that fast.’ De Villiers said that he now wants to give priority to his family.

De Villiers said, “It has been an amazing journey but I have decided to retire from all forms of cricket. Starting from playing matches in the backyard with my elder brothers, I have played the game with full gusto and enthusiasm. Now, at the age of 37, she doesn’t burn as fast.

I know nothing would have been possible without the sacrifice of my family – my parents, my brothers, my wife Daniel and my children. I am looking forward to the next stage in my life where I will be able to prioritize them.
AB de Villiers

De Villiers has played in T20 leagues around the world
De Villiers, who was one of the best cricketers of South Africa, has fans all over the world. De Villiers has a sizeable number of fans in India who waited for the IPL after his retirement from international cricket. Apart from IPL, de Villiers has played franchise cricket for Barbados, Spartans, Rangpur Riders, Middlesex, Brisbon Heat and Lahore Qalandars.

De Villiers retired from international cricket in 2018. De Villiers, who played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals, is counted among the best batsmen of all time. In international cricket, 47 centuries were scored with his bat.


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