AB de Villiers retirement: Indian Premier League cricketer says “RCB has changed my life” in emotional goodbye to cricket. look | cricket news

AB de Villiers thanked his fans and critics alike for their continued support.© BCCI/IPL

Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers penned an emotional message for his fans through his former Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Instagram. During the video, the RCB cricketer thanked all his fans and even critics for changing his life. He said, “Today I am going to make a very big announcement, a very big announcement that I am finished with cricket in all formats and all around. I have a smile on my face. I think I am making the right decision. And obviously deep down in my heart I am incredibly sad. There are so many emotions and thoughts running through my mind over all the years I have played cricket. There are so many mixed feelings.”

De Villiers said that he wants to spend more time with his family and that is why he decided to retire.

“Things happened very quickly over the last month or so. It’s been on my mind for a long time and I’ve finally decided to really, really prioritize family time and make the most of myself as much as I can here.” Decided to be a good version. At home. To all the people of Bangalore and all the people around the world who followed me and supported me with my RCB team and in other teams that I represented, many more Thank you,” said batsman Par Excellence.

South Africa thanked its fans and critics alike for their continued support and scrutiny throughout his career.


“It’s hard to put into words what it means to fans around the world and supporters of cricket and my cricket in particular, it’s life changing. And for each and every one of you who have criticized me or just Love everything I have done in my entire career, thank you so much,” said the 37-year-old batsman.

“I know I’m not going anywhere and I’m going to be an RCBian for life. Every single person in the RCB set-up has become family to me. People come and go, but the spirit and the spirit that we have.” Pyaar hai will always be there for each other at RCB. I know we haven’t won a trophy there but I really believe there is more to come in future. RCB changed my life and I Now half Indian and I’m proud of that,” said de Villiers, praising the IPL franchise with whom he spent 11 seasons.

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