News International – Mr 360 says goodbye to international cricket

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s star batsman AB de Villiers on Wednesday announced his surprise retirement from all international cricket after a glittering 14-year career playing for the Proteas.

Summary

  • Mr 360 says goodbye to international cricket JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s star batsman AB de Villiers on Wednesday announced his surprise retirement from all international cricket after a glittering 14-year career playing for the Proteas.
  • He holds the world record for the fastest half-century (16 balls), hundred (31 balls) and 150 (64 balls) in One-Day Internationals, and is one of the few batsmen to top the Test and 50-over rankings at the same time.
  • “AB is one of the all-time greats of South African cricket who has thrilled spectators around the world with his sheer brilliance, coupled to his ability to innovate and take modern day batting…
  • CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe said De Villiers’ decision ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales was disappointing but respected.
  • “I’m taking it one game at a time,” De Villiers was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council website.


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