The world was in a state of shock after the most sought out South African star batsman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket. The way he was giving a hard time to the opposite team on the field, no one could have guessed that the ace cricketer is about to drop a bomb. Just like every other cricket fans, Bollywood celebrities were left knock out by the news.
While it is natural to take time after his shocking retirement announcement, it is also the time to applaud the former Proteas skipper for his smashing records and path-breaking career.
Not just Anushka Sharma, but many other Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate the man for a magnificient career. Where ‘Mirzya’ fame Saiyami Kher pleaded him to play a little longer, Arjun Kapoor wished him all the luck for his future endeavours.
Here’s what the Bollywood celebs tweeted:
You are a class act and an absolute legend @ABdeVilliers17 .. With some of those crazy catches this IPL, it feels like you just got started!! You will be missed but Thank you for entertaining us with your insane talent over the years! Much love and respect to u❤️🙏🏼 https://t.co/fiCHkI5FKN
— Sophie C (@Sophie_Choudry) May 23, 2018
In life, what we do to positively impact the lives of others has greater meaning than what we accomplish for ourselves. You’ve managed to do both beautifully & always with such grace & integrity. Wishing you & Danielle a blessed, happy life ahead 🙏 @ABdeVilliers17 @DanielleDV27
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 23, 2018
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) May 23, 2018
Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17, what a spectacularly proud cricketing career you’ve had! Your game will be talked about for years to come. Wish you all the best for your future endeavors. #ABDevilliers
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) May 23, 2018
It was a delight watching @ABdeVilliers17 play the game. He's one of the finest cricketers the world has ever seen. Will miss his presence everytime I'll watch a match of @OfficialCSA. Best wishes to him for his post-retirement life. 🤗😊 #ABDevilliers
— Himansh Kohli (@himanshkohli) May 23, 2018
— Ali Fazal M / میر علی فضل / अली (@alifazal9) May 23, 2018
Sunil Gavaskar once said, ‘Retire when people ask why, not when they ask why not?’ Still, the @ABdeVilliers17 retirement is too early. Today sports science doesn’t care abt chronological age. It’s abt your performance age. By those metrics ABD’s in his late 20s. And what talent.
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) May 23, 2018
— Aadar Jain (@AadarJain) May 23, 2018