LONDON – South African cricketer AB de Villiers Wednesday announced sudden retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
The 34-year-old batsman posted a video message on popular micro-blogging website Twitter.
“I want to let you know that I’ve decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect. After 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is it is time for others to take over. To be honest, I’m tired. This is a tough decision but I would love to retire while still playing decent cricket. And after the fantastic series against Australia and India, now I feel right time to step down”.
“I would always be grateful to my teammates, the coaches and Cricket South Africa for their support”, stated right hand batsman on his Twitter account.
AB had made his Test and ODI debuts against England in 2004 and 2005 respectively.