Twitter exploded as South African superstar AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday (May 23), via a video on his app. “It’s about running out of gas and feeling that it is the right time to move on. I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired,” he said.
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 23, 2018
Congrats @ABdeVilliers17 for an international career that people only ever dream of. One of my favourite players to play against and most certainly one of my most favourite team mates I have ever played with. You will be missed mate. #respect
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) May 24, 2018
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) May 24, 2018
It’s almost impossible to pick just 10 moments that define @ABdeVilliers17, but we gave it a go! Any you’d have picked that we didn’t?
— ICC (@ICC) May 24, 2018
I remember this young guy on his 1st day out for Proteas… What an inspiration, person and player he turned out to be. Thank you for everything you have done and been for your country, teammates and fans @ABdeVilliers17 #legend pic.twitter.com/8gQBDWbAp7
— mark boucher (@markb46) May 23, 2018
— Sportslibro (@Sportslibro) May 24, 2018
Please let this be a rumour. Please. https://t.co/2gR2HAGMLe
— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) May 23, 2018
Must admit to being a bit shocked by @ABdeVilliers17 decision to quit all international cricket. We knew it was coming but I thought he would give the World Cup another shot.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 23, 2018
Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17 , the most loved cricketer in the world, on a wonderful career. International cricket will be poorer without you, but you will continue to be celebrated by cricket fans around the world pic.twitter.com/uA7CBlYE9F
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 23, 2018
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) May 23, 2018