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AB de Villiers Decides to Call it a Day, 'Universe Loses Its Last Infinity Stone,' Say Twitterati

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 23, 2018, 6:34 PM IST
AB de Villiers Decides to Call it a Day, 'Universe Loses Its Last Infinity Stone,' Say Twitterati

AB de Villiers. (Getty Images)

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Former South African skipper AB de Villiers surprised the cricket fraternity with his sudden decision to announce retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday.

de Villiers took to Twitter to break the news of his retirement and Twitterati paid their tributes to the legend.















































de Villiers, who debuted for South Africa in December 2004, appeared in 114 Test matches scoring 8765 runs at an average of 50.66. He has 22 centuries and 46 half-centuries to his name in cricket's longest format.

ABD, as he is known wold over, was a force to reckon with in the shorter formats as he amassed 9577 runs at an average of 53.50 with 25 centuries and 53 half-centuries under his belt. He has also scored 1672 runs in 78 T20 international matches.

de Villiers was recently part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team that failed to qualify for the play-offs of the Indian Premier League.

He captained South Africa to the semi-finals of the 2015 ICC World Cup, where he score 482 runs at an average of 96.

First Published: May 23, 2018, 5:39 PM IST
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