This Legends South African batsman decided to retire from all forms of cricket. He announces his retirement on Twitter on Wednesday. While this is a harsh decision from him because all of the cricket fans are waiting for his performance in upcoming World Cup 2019.
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“It is time for others to take over,” de Villiers said in a video posted on Twitter. Check below the video of him announcing his retirement from international cricket.
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018
De Villiers said – I’m tired now
In the 1 minute 35 seconds video AB De Villiers said, “My innings has been completed, and honestly I am tired, it was a tough decision. I have considered this for a long time and now I want to retire Regardless of that, I am playing fantastic cricket right now, I wanted to do good by performing good cricket. “
– “I want to tell you that I have decided to retire with immediate effect from all formats of international cricket.”
– He shot this video on the ground on which he played his first match of his career. He said, “This is the Tux Cricket Club, this is the same ground where I made a part of South African team for the first time 14 years ago.”
It’s time to give others the chance
– He said, “After playing 114 Tests, 228 one-dayers and 78 T20 matches, this time is about giving opportunity to others, I am separating myself from it, now I think after winning series against India and Australia. That is the right time to separate ourselves from international cricket. “
Will always be thankful to colleagues: De Villiers
– He said, “It is not fair to choose for me where, when and in what format should I play for South Africa, green and yellow (the colors of the South African team’s jersey) should not be anything or nothing. To support myself for so many years, I will always be grateful to my team’s colleagues, coaches and cricket staffers of South Africa. “