South African middle order batsman, AB De Villiers decided to retire from the international platform. In his video message, De Villiers said, ” “I’ve had my turn and, to be honest, I’m tired.” He said that it was tough decision but he had thought a lot about it.
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018
It was certainly a big news for all the cricket fans. No one was expecting his retirement before the 2019 World Cup but this big call from the big player broke the hearts of millions.
— Moiz Sharif Khan 🇵🇰 (@Moizkhanyo) May 24, 2018
Some called him their superman!
— Manish (@manishkhade7) May 24, 2018
AB surely had a lot of his fans in India.
I didn't know if I would say this but #ABDevilliers's retirement is hurting me more than Sachin's retirement.
ABD is the only player who can make an Indian miss him more than Sachin.
Too Soon AB , too Soon 🙁#ThankYouAB
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) May 23, 2018
His unorthodox style of hitting a six out of the park will surely be missed !
Coming generation would hardly believe that there was a batsman who would hit a outside off length ball for six towards deep leg. #ABDevilliers
— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) May 23, 2018
Many wanted him to take back his decision.
— yashas (@yashasny18) May 23, 2018
Cricketers also payed a great tribute to him for his extra ordinary career.
Congrats @ABdeVilliers17 for an international career that people only ever dream of. One of my favourite players to play against and most certainly one of my most favourite team mates I have ever played with. You will be missed mate. #respect
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) May 24, 2018
David Warner called him his favourite player.
Well done @ABdeVilliers17 on a fantastic career, one of my favourite players to watch go about their skill. Wish you every success with you and your family.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) May 23, 2018
KP shared with him his experience after retirement.
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) May 23, 2018
The 34 year old has played in 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20s matches for the Proteas. Legends never retire. The cricket world will surely miss his presence in the field.