AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Fri Nov 19 2021
AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday (November 19). This ended his association with Royal Challengers Bangalore, which lasted 10 seasons since joining the team in 2011.
De Villiers finished his career in the IPL with 4491 runs in 156 matches for RCB, finishing as the second-highest run-scorer for the team after Kohli.
De Villiers, who captained Delhi Daredevils before joining RCB, ended his IPL career as the sixth-highest run-scorer with 5162 runs in 184 matches, including 133 against Mumbai Indians in 2015. * was best explained.
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AB de Villiers, who left international cricket in 2018, aspired to come out of retirement and play for South Africa in the 2019 World Cup, but that didn’t happen.
Earlier this year, the skilled batsman had expressed his desire to play in the T20 World Cup, which was scheduled to be held in India, but later moved to UAE and Oman.
He said, “If there is no chance for me, then so be it. If I can slot there, it will be lovely if all these things go well.” But he could not make an international comeback.
In addition to his international T20 appearances and playing for RCB and Delhi in the IPL, de Villiers has also represented Barbados Tridents, Brisbane Heat, Lahore Qalandars, Middlesex, Rangpur Riders, South Africa, Titans, and Tshwane Spartans in T20 cricket.
He finished his T20 career with a total of 9424 runs in 340 matches with 59 fifties and 4 centuries. AB de Villiers’ first-class career spanned 141 matches in which he scored 10689 runs while he scored 11123 runs in 263 List A games.
“I have spent a long and fruitful time playing for RCB. Eleven years have passed and it is very bitter to leave the boys. Of course, it took a long time to reach this decision, but after much deliberation. I decided to go with AB de Villiers. “I decided to hang up my shoes and spend quality time with my family,” he said in a statement.
“I want to thank RCB organizing, my friend Virat Kohli, teammates, coaches, support staff, fans, and the entire RCB family for showing my faith and approving me all these years.
It has been a memorable journey with RCB. A lot of memories on the personal front to cherish for a lifetime. RCB will always be very close to me and my family and will continue to support this amazing team. I belong to RCB forever.