South African cricketer AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from cricket with an immediate effect leaving his fans sad over his sudden departure. 34 years old AB de Villiers entertained the fans for one and half decade. He is among those rare sportsmen who gathered immense love and praise at a global level from the cricket followers due to his brilliant performance in the field.
De Villiers Quits Cricket
De Villiers who announced his retirement by narrating the reasons that he had ‘run out of gas’ and he was ‘tired’ now, was much popular in the cricket world. He reportedly said in a video message, “After 114 test matches, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20 Internationals, it is time for others to take over. I have had my turn, and to be honest I am tired.”
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) 23 May 2018
Reaction Over AB de Villiers Retirement
The South African cricketer was much popular among the cricket fans from all over the world. His seemingly untimely departure from the sports world has indeed left a vacuum. The fact of his popularity is evident from the way celebrities and fans reacted to the de Villiers retirement.
Here is what Twitterati had to say about the retirement of de Villiers.
Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17, what a spectacularly proud cricketing career you’ve had! Your game will be talked about for years to come. Wish you all the best for your future endeavors. #ABDevilliers
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) 23 May 2018
The cricketer who lived in the hearts of fans.
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) 23 May 2018
Sad Indians on Departure for AB de Villiers
Interestingly, more Indians were sad on the retirement of de Villiers, than South Africans. And, this Kuch Kuch Hota Hai song said it all.
— Aditii? (@Sassy_Soul_) 23 May 2018
Here is another Bollywood tribute to de Villiers.
Song on everyone’s lips –
♬ A.B. na jaao chod kar , ke dil abhi bhara nahin. ♬
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) 23 May 2018
It seems that after Sachin Indians admire de Villiers the most.
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) 23 May 2018
Rahul Dravid opined that it was good for de Villiers to make this decision.
I respect ABD’s decision. Great people know when it is right time to hang the boots. It is better to leave when you are on a high in whatever you are doing than made to leave because of bad times or becoming victim of envious people #ABDevilliers
— Rahul Dravid (@Im_Dravid) 23 May 2018
Those Who Ask Him for Come Back
Fans who want AB de Villiers to be back in action are asking him to follow footsteps of Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer famous for withdrawing his decisions about retirement.
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) 23 May 2018
This guy beautifully pulled of infamous dialogue from Race 3 trailer.
To all of you who are asking why did AB retire from international cricket, he just answered that on social media :
— ⚡ $ūmít $ãñâtàñ ⚡ (@SumitSanatan) 24 May 2018