Cricket fraternity in shock and grief post AB de Villiers’ sudden retirement from international cricket

AB de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. He announced the same through a video that he posted on his social media account.


Mr 360° has played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is, scored over 20,000 international runs and has decided to retire on a high after the Test series win against India and Australia that South Africa achieved earlier this year.

The 34-year-old made his international debut against England, in a Test, at Port Elizabeth in December 2004. In a career spanning over 13 years, he has scored 8,765 runs at 50.66 in Tests, 9,577 runs at 53.50 in ODIs and 1,672 runs at a strike rate of 135.16 in T20Is.


Though ABD will continue to play franchise cricket around the world.

Following his retirement, cricket fraternity couldn’t hold themselves back and mourned his retirement.

Here’s how cricket fraternity reacted on Twitter:

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