Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has sent an emotional message to South African batting genius AB De Villiers, who as of late called time on his famous worldwide profession. A couple of days back, De Villiers shocked the whole team by declaring his retirement from all types of global cricket with quick impact.
Wishes poured in for the Mr 360 of Cricket following this declaration, however, ABD’s Royal Challengers Bangalore partner and Indian captain Virat Kohli has at long last ended his silence and said something in regards to his retirement.
The shared regard between the two geniuses of the cricket has been very much archived since the two united at RCB in the Indian Premier League.
Virat took to Twitter to share an emotional message for ABD and wrote, “Wish you all the best in everything that you do my brother. You’ve changed the way batting was seen in the time you’ve played international cricket. My best wishes to you and your family for this amazing journey ahead @ABdeVilliers17”
Wish you all the best in everything that you do my brother. You’ve changed the way batting was seen in the time you’ve played international cricket. My best wishes to you and your family for this amazing journey ahead 😃👍 @ABdeVilliers17 pic.twitter.com/uxtRAPl3zA
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 26, 2018
On Wednesday, ABD declared his decision on Twitter through a video.
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018
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 world over, was a power to figure within the shorter configurations as he amassed 9577 keeps running at a normal of 53.50 with 25 centuries and 53 half-hundreds of years added to his repertoire. He has additionally scored 1672 keeps running in 78 T20 worldwide matches.
AB de Villiers was known as a 360-degree batsman who could play shots in all directions and his attacking batting style has often been compared to that of Sir Viv Richards’.