AB de Villiers: Now the magic of his bat will not be seen even in T20, said goodbye to cricket

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a player of international cricket, who has captained his country in all three styles of cricket, the record for the fastest half century, century and 150 runs in ODI cricket, named after whose bat runs around the field Who is better than South Africa’s Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, who has been declared ODI Cricketer of the Year by the ICC thrice in his 15-year career and has been selected by Wisden among the five best cricketers of the last decade could.

AB de Villiers, very popular among his fellow players and fans, had said goodbye to international cricket in the year 2018 itself, but he was playing with different teams in T20 tournaments around the world. In India, he was playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League for the last 10 years and played his last match for the same team in October.

At the age of 37, when the bat of AB de Villiers was collecting runs from all four corners of the field and he was getting a lot of applause for playing different shots by going beyond the book shots of cricket, then he suddenly decided to say goodbye to cricket. decided.

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was the third son born to Abraham B de Villiers and Millie de Villiers on 17 February 1984 in Vambard (now known as Bella-Bella), South Africa. He attended a school in Pretoria, where he developed a friendship with Fluff du Plessis that remains to this day. Together they also represented the country’s cricket team. His father is a doctor and used to play rugby during his youth, so he inspired his sons towards sports. AB, along with his elder brothers, started cricket from the ‘backyard’ of the house and the country became one of the best players of this game in the world.

De Villiers, who has been able to hit a variety of shots behind the wicket and cleverly play a difficult ball like a yorker, has often made headlines with his game, but mentions a few such things about him, about which more People don’t know.

It will be interesting for his fans to know that he is very strict about his religion and says that his faith has a major place in his approach towards life.

He has another quality, the more skillfully he plays his bat, the more beautifully his fingers on the guitar show their wonders. Apart from playing the guitar, he is also a very good singer and in 2010 his pop album was released with his friend and famous South African singer Ampi du Preez. His autobiography was released in September 2016.

Along with thanking his fellow players and all the support staff on the occasion of retirement, AB considered his family and friends as partners in all his achievements. He said, “I have been playing this game with full fun and enthusiasm since playing matches with my elder brothers in the backyard of the house, but now at the age of 37, I have not had that much craze for cricket. ”

On the decision of de Villiers to say goodbye to cricket in this way, apart from his fellow cricketers, players of all other teams called him the best batsman of his time and appreciated his game and passion of the game as well as best wishes for his life to come. Gave it.


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