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AB de Villiers retires from all forms of the game

By BetBarter Staff

November 19, 2021

Former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. He took to his official Twitter handle to convey his decision and thanked all the teams he played for in his career. De Villiers was pre-dominantly active in the T20 Leagues after retiring from international cricket back in 2018.

De Villiers, in his tweet, admitted that he doesn't want to play anymore and has ended with 9424 runs in his 340-match T20 career. He smashed his runs at a strike-rate of more than 50 with three centuries and 69 half-centuries. He played 184 matches in the Indian T20 League alone representing Bangalore and Delhi franchise. He featured for Bangalore for as many as 10 seasons.

Apart from that, he also played in the Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Mzanshi Super League as well. "It has been an incredible journey, but I have decided to retire from all cricket. Ever since the back yard matches with my older brothers, I have played the game with pure enjoyment and unbridled enthusiasm. Now, at the age of 37, that flame no longer burns so brightly," he wrote in one of his multiple tweets.

"That’s the reality I must accept - and, even if it may seem sudden, that is why I am making this announcement today. I’ve had my time. Cricket has been exceptionally kind to me. Cricket has been exceptionally kind to me. Whether playing for the Titans, or the Proteas, or RCB, or around the world, the game has given me unimagined experiences and opportunities, and I will always be grateful.

"I would like to thank every teammate, every opponent, every coach, every physio and every staff member who has travelled the same path, and I am humbled by the support I have received in South Africa, in India, wherever I have played," his statement continued.