In a slightly surprising (not shocking) development AB de Villiers, the South African master batsman has announced retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
The former captain has been back and fro about playing for South Africa for a long time. He took an extended break from Test cricket recently.
The announcement was made via Twitter.
“It’s been a tough decision to make and I’ve thought long and hard about it but I believe it’s time to step down”
He also added
“A huge thank you to teammates, Cricket South Africa and all the supporters who have been behind me both in SA and around the world.”
See it here.
I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018
South African team which has taken many hits due to Kolpak will certainly feel his loss. AB is one the most skillful batsman in the game and his retirement is loss for cricket as a sport.