Former South African captain AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday, in a video posted on the social media. AB de Villiers announced the decision via a video message on his pseudo Twitter.I made a big decision today, said De Villiers Twitter message. Hello, here is the Tux Cricket Club, the high performance center in Pretoria where I arrived as a nervous youth when I was first called to the Proteas team 14 years ago. decided to withdraw from any international cricket with immediate effect, said De Villiers in the video message attached.
After 114 tests, 228 ODI, 78 T20Is, it’s time for others to take over, I had my turn and to be honest I’m tired, it’s a difficult decision, I thought a lot. the fantastic victorious series against India and Australia, the time has come to retire, it would not be good for me to choose where and when and in what format I play for the Proteas, for me in green and gold It must be all or nothing, I will always be grateful to my teammates, coaches and staff of Cricket South Africa for their support throughout these years, said AB De Villiers.