Former South African captain AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. De Villiers retired from international cricket in 2018. This time he said goodbye to all types of cricket including franchises. De Villiers announced his retirement in a message on social media Twitter on Friday.
He wrote, 'It was a great journey. But this time I retired from all forms of cricket. The pure joy that I got from playing cricket with my elder brothers in the backyard or playing with enthusiasm, now at the age of 37, I can't find that fire in me anymore. South Africa or RCB or Titans, cricket has always given me two hands. I will always be grateful to cricket.
De Villiers also thanked all his cricketing teammates. "Thanks to all the teammates, opponents, coaches, physios and staff for being by my side on this journey," he said. Thanks to the South African team for giving me the opportunity. I got support where I played in South Africa, India. After all, nothing would have been possible without my family. My parents, brothers, wife Daniel, my children have had to give up a lot. I want to look at the next period of life. I want to accompany my family in the new innings. '
De Villiers has played 340 matches in the IPL and other franchise leagues. He scored 9,424 runs with four centuries and 59 half-centuries.