Rashid Khan lauds AB de Villiers on a wonderful career
De Villiers played over 400 matches for the Proteas with 20,000+ runs.
Updated - May 24, 2018 7:08 pm
AB de Villiers, yesterday, called it a day from international cricket having made his Test debut back in 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth. The ODI and T20I debut came soon after and he didn’t take time to cement his position in the team. The Pretoria-born cricketer didn’t look back ever since and grew in stature to now be considered as one of the legendary figures to have plied their trade in the sport.
He played over 400 matches for the Proteas with 20,000+ runs under his belt. The enigmatic figure also has 47 centuries to his name to go with 109 half-centuries. He played as many three World Cup for his country in 2007, 2011 and 2015 respectively. His versatility as a batsman was what made him feature amongst the greatest cricketers of his generation.
De Villiers’ stupendous career
He scored 33 runs from 230 balls in the second innings to save his team from defeat against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in 2012. The same batsman has the record of the fastest century in ODI as he accomplished the feat in 31 balls versus Windies at the Wanderers in Johannesburg in 2015. The last two years have been difficult for de Villiers as couldn’t stay put in his position in the national team owing to injuries.
He made a comeback in Test cricket last year against Zimbabwe and went on to play the Test series against India and Australia as well. However, a finger injury meant that he was sidelined against the Indians. Nevertheless, he came back and played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. Following his retirement, the cricketing has been talking about him. Afghan tweaker Rashid Khan also wished the retired cricketer his best.
Rashid wrote- “Congrats @ABdeVilliers17 for the wonderful career you are absolutely truly a legend and superman to watch .Thanks for the great memories that you give to the cricket world you will be really really misssed.”
Here is Rashid’s post:
Congrats @ABdeVilliers17 for the wonderful career you are absolutely truly a legend and superman to watch .Thanks for the great memories that you give to the cricket world you will be really really misssed.
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) May 24, 2018