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AB de Villers Retires From All Forms Of Cricket

AB de Villers  retires from all forms of cricket. South Africa’s Mr 360° announced retirement from all forms of cricket via twitter on 19 November 2021. Although he had already retired from international cricket in 2018, he was a part of IPL. He was the main batsman of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the franchise. 

He announced retirement from all forms of cricket through a series of tweets. The 37 year old legend pointed out that the “flame no longer burns so brightly” in his tweets. He also said that it was a wonderful journey and thanked everyone including his fans for the support.

de Villers, being retired from international cricket since 2018, played an international match in April 2018. It was a test match against Australia in Johannesburg. His last ODI was against India on February 16 2018. His last shortest format match for his country was on October 29 2017. 

Although he hadn’t played for his country in over 3 years, he was an integral  part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in tha IPL franchise. 

As a part of RCB, de Villers formed a great relationship with Virat Kohli, the captain of the Bangalore team. From 15 matches in IPL 2021, de Villers scored 313 runs, averaging at 31.30. As he decides to retire from all forms of cricket, the South African legend has got over 5000 runs overall, in the IPL tournament. He is sixth in the list of all time run getters in IPL with 5162 runs from 184 matches, averaging at 39.70. With a strike rate of 151.68, he is one of the best among top 20 run getters in the tournament. 

Other than RCB, de Villers had also played for Delhi in the IPL. Apart from IPL, he was a part of a number of other franchises as well. 

 

 

 

 

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