Kohli-Abd: AB de Villiers, a South African who has already announced his retirement from international cricket, has recently made a crucial decision. “Mr. 360” announced today that he was saying goodbye to the game of cricket.
India captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are teammates in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. The spiritual connection between the two is inseparable.
Kohli took to Twitter to respond to ABD’s decision. “It simply came to our notice then. Even if you think the decision you made to devote time to personal life and family is the right one. I love you brother ABD. You are the best player in our generation. You are the most inspiring person I have ever met. I hope you will always be proud of the support you have done and provided for RCB, Brother. Our affiliation is not just in the game … it always is. ”
AB de Villiers, who was selected for the South African team in 2004, served for the national team for almost 14 years. Announces retirement to international cricket in 2018. However, the South African Cricket Board asked the team to be available for the 2019 ODI World Cup as required .. ABD did not agree.
He suggested taking youngsters into the team in his place. However, he just revealed that he will be playing in the T20 leagues for a while. Now that the game is over, it’s possible to see ABD in a different role than the player. AB de Villiers played for the RCB team from 2011 until the last IPL.
Farewell to cricket is like a blow to the RCB in next year’s IPL. ABD is in the crease where he can hit shots from all sides of the field, causing the opponent to shake his back. Kohli and ABD played key roles in reaching the RCB Finals in 2011 and 2016. However, saying goodbye to the ABD game without fulfilling the dream of winning the title is something that annoys the average RCB team fan.
These are the statistics achieved by ABD.
- 8,765 runs in 114 Tests. 22 centuries and 46 fifties. Batting average 50.68. Highest score 278 not out (against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi)
- Scored 9,577 runs in 228 ODIs with 25 centuries and 53 fifties at an average of 53.50. Highest score 176 (against Bangladesh)
- 1,672 runs in 78 T20s. There are ten fifties. Average 26.14. Highest score 79 not out (over Scotland)
- Fastest ODI half-century: 16 off 16 balls (against Windies)
- Fastest ODI century: 31 off 31 balls (against Windies)
- IPL: Scored 5,162 runs in 184 matches. That includes three centuries and 40 fifties. Highest score 133 not out