Indian skipper Virat Kohli paid an emotional farewell to the South African Star AB De Villiers who announced his retirement from the international cricket on by quoting that he was "tired" and "out of gas" after 14 years of his service to international cricket.
Indian skipper Kohli called his fellow Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate as “brother” and wished him a good luck in the future. “Wish you all the best in everything that you do my brother,” the 29-year old wrote on Twitter and shared an image of them together.
Virat cited that “You’ve changed the way batting was seen in the time you’ve played international cricket. My best wishes to you and your family for this amazing journey ahead,” the right-handed batsman said
Wish you all the best in everything that you do my brother. You’ve changed the way batting was seen in the time you’ve played international cricket. My best wishes to you and your family for this amazing journey ahead 😃👍 @ABdeVilliers17 pic.twitter.com/uxtRAPl3zA— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 26, 2018
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. The player has been a part of the RCB in the IPL and has played brilliantly this season.
Mr 360 degree, AB De Villiers said, “I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect,” he said on Wednesday. “After 114 Test matches, 228 ODI’s and 78 T20 Internationals, it is time for others to take over. I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired.”