Former S African batsman AB de Villiers retires from all formats

Former S African batsman AB de Villiers retires from all formats

Former South African batsman AB de Villiers on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

De Villiers last played for South Africa in April 2018 when the Proteas locked horns with Australia in Johannesburg.

“It has been an incredible journey, but I have decided to retire from all cricket. Ever since I had a backyard match with my elder brothers, I have played the game with pure joy and unbridled enthusiasm. Now, 37 years old In age, that flame doesn’t burn so fast anymore,” de Villiers tweeted.

De Villiers’ last game in the limited-overs format for South Africa came against India on February 16, 2018.

The flamboyant batsman has been playing franchise cricket and was a key member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and played 184 IPL games.

De Villiers played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is for South Africa. The former South African batsman has featured in 340 T20 matches for various teams across the globe.

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