One of the greatest cricketers of all time AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on the 19th of November(Friday). Mr 360 has announced the decision on his Twitter handle. So, the announcement of his retirement, finish his association with Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 37-year-old South African legend has already been retired from International cricket in 2018. But keep continue to play for the IPL and other foreign leagues
AB de Villiers has completed a memorial 10 seasons with Royal Challengers Bangalore from his 12 seasons at IPL. He joins the franchise in 2011 from Delhi Daredevils. While De Villiers ends his IPL as a second-highest run-getter of Royal Challengers Bangalore behind Virat Kohli with 4491 in his 156 appearances. And he is also the sixth-highest getter in history of IPL with 5162 runs from his 184 appearances.
Apart from his IPL appearance, he features in many T20 franchises like South Africans, Brisbane Heat, Rangpur Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Barbados Tridents, Brisbane Heats, Titans, Tshwane Spartans and Northers. Therefore, in total, he completed his T20 cricket with scores of 9424 runs from his 340 appearances. His nine-plus runs include 59 half-centuries and 4 centuries.
In his first-class career, AB de Villiers has scored 10689 runs in his 141 matches and scored 11123 runs during his 264 A class games. Therefore, when it comes to international cricket AB de Villiers scored 8765 runs in his 114 Test matches with an average of 50.66. While in ODI he scored 9577 runs in 228 matches with an average of 53.50 and 1672 in 78 T20I matches with an average of 26.14.
What does AB de Villiers say in his statement?
Mr 360 wrote on his Twitter handle that it has been a great journey, but I decided to retire from all formats of cricket. He also wrote about his parents, wife, brother and his children support and sacrifice were give to him, without them it couldn’t be possible.
De Villiers also thank every teammate, opponent, coach, Physio and staff member that travelled in the same way. And he was very humble with the support he has got from his country South Africa, India and wherever he had play.