Ravichandran Ashwin congratulated AB de Villiers on a great career© BCCI
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin congratulated AB de Villiers on Saturday on a great career. Former Proteas batsman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday and asked for time for his participation in all T20 leagues around the world. This followed his retirement from international cricket in May 2018. “Congratulations on a great career @ ABdeVilliers17. It was great to see you bat and strength with what lies ahead all these years,” Ashwin tweeted.
Congratulations on a great career @ ABdeVilliers17. It was great to see you bat and strength all these years with what lies ahead
– Ashwin (@ ashwinravi99) 20 November 2021
At age 37, the icon ended his career with 9,424 T20 runs at a hit of 150.13 in 320 overs. He was not out 67 times, with four centuries, 69 fifties and a high score of 133 not out. He also took 230 catches and registered 18 stumps.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, also said the proteas batsman was in a class of his own.
“It is safe to say that AB is in a class of its own,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) Director of Cricket Graeme Smith said in an official statement.
“I was lucky enough not only to play with him, but to lead him as well. AB was always a team man and was never afraid to step on the plate in whatever capacity his team needed him. “He batted, bowled and kept. Wicket for South Africa with the same passion and drive that he puts into every task that is asked of him – we will not even mention the outstanding fielder that he was everything,” he said. he added.
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