KARACHI: South Africa’s batter AB De Villiers has retired from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.
De Villiers, who took international cricket retirement in 2018, has now announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
“It has been an incredible journey, but I have decided to retire from all cricket,” he wrote on social media.
“Ever since the back yard matches with my older brothers, I have played the game with pure enjoyment and unbridled enthusiasm. Now, at the age of 37, that flame no longer burns so brightly. That’s the reality I must accept – and, even if it may seem sudden, that is why I am making this announcement today. I’ve had my time,” he added.
The South African player played 340 T20s and 263 List A matches throughout his career. In international cricket, he holds the record for a fastest century on ODIs which took just 31 balls.