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Mohammed Nabi’s ‘game-changer’ tweet for AB de Villiers is the best

Mr. 360 has decided to hang up his boots and will not don the South African jersey again.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

“Cricket is a Gentleman’s game” and players like AB de Villiers certainly prove the authenticity of the statement. On the 23rd of May, 2018, the cricketing world bid adieu to one of the most talented players of the generation. AB announced his retirement from international cricket stating that he was tired and had run out of gas. In the book of cricket, De Villiers will certainly have a chapter all to himself.

Post his retirement, the fans have come in support of the cricketer and have congratulated him on his stellar career. The former and current cricketers are aware of the fact that AB’s retirement is a big loss to cricket as there is no one who can replicate the former South African player. Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan all-rounder congratulated De Villiers on his defining career and wished him all the luck for his future endeavours.

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Nabi wrote, “Never expected that such a brilliant cricketer who is at the peak of his career will retire from international cricket. Fans will miss you @ABdeVilliers17 A game changer and a true gentleman. Best wishes…”

Time to move on

De Villiers played 114 tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 games for South Africa. In this process, he has scored over 19000 international runs. The numbers may not tell the true story as the swashbuckling batsmen had a larger impact on the growth of South African cricket. Mr.360 often bailed his team out and pulled up unlikely victories. His arrival was considered to be a nightmare for the bowlers who had no clue regarding the line and length to be bowled to this man.

AB was certainly the man for all seasons. He had the ability to play all types of innings. ‘After 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals, it is time for others to take over. I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired.’ de Villiers said in his sign-off from international cricket. With just a year left for the 2019 World Cup, South Africa needs to find a possible replacement for AB de Villiers.

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