AB de Villiers Hangs Up His Boots From International Cricket And Twitter Can’t Hold Its Tears

The world will not see those phenomenal scoops again. Those towering sixes bending on one knee will be a matter of the past. The crowd will not see a player flying like a superman to grab those other-worldly catches. Yes, the world will never see Abraham De Villiers step up the 22 yards in the South African colors once again.

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Standing at the high-performance centre in Pretoria, today, Ab de Villiers has announced his retirement from international cricket.

“After 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, 78 T20Is. It is time for others to take over. I have had my turn and to be honest I am tired. This is a tough decision. I have thought long and hard about it. I would like to retire still playing decent cricket.”

The decision taken by the former Protea skipper brought an end to a majestic international career consisting of 8765 Tests, 9577 ODIs, and 1672 T20Is runs playing 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20Is.

When we talk about legendary cricketers, the bunch can be divided into two types. While some achieve the feat as a result of their determined hard work, the others are powered by sheer talent and natural ability. And needless to say, AB de Villiers is one who belongs to the second lot. Hailed as the best of the modern era, the right-handed genius redefined modern-day batting with his unbelievable variety of shots and the ability to hit any bowler anywhere.

De Villiers’ statement has taken the cricket fraternity and the fans by shock and we have an outflow of emotions on Twitter.

Virender Sehwag congratulates the legend

Neither can we!

You will be missed


Sadly, it’s true.

Cricket will never be the same again

Michael Vaughan salutes the man

One from Harsha Bhogle

Come back AB

Thank You for everything, Superman!


Cannot hide my emotions

A huge loss for the game of cricket

We wanted you at the World Cup, AB!

How could you do this, Abd?


Shocked, to be true

You just left us with tears


While cricketers will come and go, there will never be another AB de Villiers. Thank you for everything, Mr. 360, thank you.

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