AB de Villiers announced retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 37
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AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday (November 19), including the Indian Premier League and franchise cricket. De Villiers announced his decision to retire from cricket via a message on his social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook. AB de Villiers played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2021.
In 2018, De Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket. The 37-year-old, on the other hand, was quite active in franchise cricket leagues. He played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the IPL and has been a key member of the squad since the 2011 season. He is a hard-hitting batsman who acquired the nickname Mr. 360 for entertaining fans with his lofted strokes all over the ground.
In his retirement post on social media, the former South Africa captain said “Ever since the backyard 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. 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. 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”.