AB De Villiers announces retirement from international cricket and has no plans to play in IPL.
AB de Villiers retires while being number 2 in ICC ODI rankings for batsman.
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South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has announced his decision to retire from international cricket with immediate effect. ABD the 34-year-old batsman said ‘the time is right’, he has played 14-year of cricket career. Also he said that he wanted to retire while still playing decent cricket.
De Villiers had made his international debut in December 2004.
AB de Villiers holds the record for the fastest ODI hundred, represented the South Africa in 114 Tests, 228 ODI’s and 78 T20 Internationals in an over 14-year international career. De Villiers also added that he has no plans to play overseas.
While announcing his retirement from all formate of international cricket, AB de Villiers mentioned he has no plans to play overseas. “AB de Villiers mentioned he has no plans to play IPL”. De Villiers added that he can continue to be available for South African domestic side Titans.
De Villiers holds the record for the fastest 50, 100 & 150 in ODI history.
AB De Villiers smashed ODI’s fastest hundred off 31 balls against West Indies in January 2015. In the same innings, he made the fastest fifty, taking 16 balls. He hit the fastest ODI 150 off 64 balls against same West Indies in 2015 World Cup.
AB De Villiers finished his career with a 20,014 international runs. He scored 8765 in Tests, 9577 in ODIs and 1672 in T20. He finshed his career batting average over 50 in both Tests (50.66) and ODIs (53.50).
Cricket South Africa President Chris Nenzani at press meet said : “AB is one of the all-time greatest 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 once to new level.
Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Like your on-field game, may you have 360-degree success off the field as well.”
Virender Sehwag tweeted, “Congratulations De Villiers, the most loved cricketer in the world, on a wonderful career. International cricket will be poorer without you.”