The South African Star AB De Villiers’ has decided to step down from his responsibilities and announced his retirement from all international cricket. He is one of the greatest and finest batsmen in modern era.
The records and stats of AB De Villiers’ true measure of the skill and brilliance he brought to the crease. He is one of the brilliant players to have represented South Africa. He played 114 Tests, 228 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 78 T20 Internationals in his cricketing career.
De Villiers’ Milestone
- AB has a phenomenal number of milestones to his name. He has made world’s fastest ODI 50 (16 balls), 100 (31 balls) and 150 (64 balls).
- AB has the second highest individual Test score for South Africa (278*).
- The South African batsman has the highest points (935) on the ICC Test rankings
- The 34 year old, claimed the coveted SA Cricketer of the Year award twice (2014 and 2015)
- The 34 year old AB retires with an incredible Test average of 50.66
- He is the fourth-highest run-scorer for South Africa with 8765 runs.
- In limited over format he is No.2 ranked player in the world.
- In the IPL this year, he was in great nick, scoring 480 runs from 12 games at an average of 53.33
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018
Thanks to all our fans for always standing right… https://t.co/Kms4q8FJIh— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 22, 2018
“AB is one of the all-time greats of South African cricket who has thrilled spectators around the world with his sheer brilliance, coupled to his ability to innovate and take modern day batting in all three formats but particularly in the white ball ones to new levels. What is probably more important is the inspiration he has been to his team mates whether playing at international or domestic level and the wonderful role model he has been to all our aspiring youngsters. It goes without saying that he is going to be greatly missed wherever international cricket is played. We thank him for the contribution he has made to South African cricket and specifically to make the Standard Bank Proteas world leaders and we wish him and his family everything of the best in his future endeavours.”- Chris Nenzani, Cricket South Africa President
“It is a disappointing decision but one that is respected”- Thabang Moroe, CSA Acting Chief Executive