AB de Villiers retirement: AB de Villiers retires, will not play in IPL either

South African great batsman AB de Villiers also said goodbye to league cricket after international cricket.

South African great batsman AB de Villiers has said goodbye to cricket. AB de Villiers had said goodbye to international cricket in the year 2018 but now this veteran player has also said goodbye to franchise cricket. Meaning now AB de Villiers will neither play in IPL nor will he be seen playing in Big Bash, PSL, or any other league. AB de Villiers announced his retirement on social media.

De Villiers wrote, ‘My journey has been wonderful, now I have decided to retire completely from cricket. I started playing with my elder brothers behind my house and from then till today I have enjoyed this game very much. Now at the age of 37, that fire is not burning so fast.

AB de Villiers announced his retirement on social media. In the photo posted by de Villiers in the tweet of Sanyas, thank you is written in Hindi also. De Villiers wrote, ‘My journey has been wonderful, now I have decided to retire completely from cricket. I started playing with my elder brothers behind my house and from then till today I have enjoyed this game very much. Now at the age of 37, that fire is not burning so fast.

Let us tell you that AB de Villiers scored 9424 runs in his entire T20 career. De Villiers’ bat made 4 centuries, 69 half-centuries. His batting average in 340 T20 matches was 37.24 which is really commendable. De Villiers, popularly known as Mr 360 Degree, hit 436 sixes in his T20 career. Along with this, he also took 230 catches.

Big blow to Bangalore Team

Let us tell you that AB de Villiers was one of the biggest match-winners of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Bangalore definitely wanted to retain him before the mega auction, but de Villiers surprised everyone by suddenly retiring. De Villiers scored 5162 runs in 184 matches at an average of 39.71 in IPL. De Villiers’ strike rate was more than 151 and his bat scored 3 centuries, 40 half-centuries.

Royal Challengers Bangalore made an emotional tweet after de Villiers’ retirement. RCB wrote, ‘AB de Villiers has retired from cricket. End of an era. There is no one like you Abby. We will miss you very much at RCB. Love for the team you did for the fans. Happy retirement legend.

AB de Villiers retirement: AB de Villiers retires, will not play in IPL either

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