‘Relief for bowlers, will miss you Mr. 360′ – Rashid Khan pens heartfelt message after AB de Villiers’ retirement
Rashid also thanked the Proteas player for inspiring the youngers through his incredible journey.
Updated - Nov 19, 2021 7:39 pm
Earlier in the day, South Africa’s star player AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all cricket. His decision has left the cricketing fraternity and his fans all frenzy as they have reacted to it in numbers. Wishes have been pouring in for him from all over and the latest to join the list is Rashid Khan.
The swashbuckling batter hasn’t donned the South Africa colors in over three years but has been displaying his flair in the IPL. He has been an important asset for RCB, and has taken the team to victory from crunch moments on many occasions. De Villiers has been an absolute match-winner in his career and has often troubled the best of bowlers of the world.
Thus, Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan took it to his official Twitter account to convey his wishes to the batter. Taking into consideration de Villiers’ attacking game and fearless strokeplay, Rashid pointed that now that he has bid adieu to all formats of the game, it is a big relief for the bowlers. He further thanked the Protea player for inspiring the youngers through his incredible journey.
Rashid Khan congratulates AB de Villiers on his retirement
The spinner shared a picture with the explosive batter and also wrote a heartfelt message. His caption read, “Definitely a kind of relief for myself and all the bowlers. Thank you soo much for the great memories and for inspiring soo many youngsters including me. We will definitely Miss you Mr 360 @abdevilliers17 ❤️❤️🙌🏻🙌🏻.”
Definitely a kind of relief for myself and all the bowlers . Thank you soo much for the great memories and inspiring soo many of youngsters including me . We will definitely Miss you Mr 360 @abdevilliers17 ❤️❤️🙌🏻🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/yAi23Cv8gw
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 19, 2021
AB de Villiers has graced the 22 yards being second to none. With his clean and flawless hitting, he not only made cricket look easier but also entertained his fans. After he made the announcement of his retirement, the cricket on-lookers came forward with their emotional and heartfelt messages for him. Quite a few of them also termed it as an end of an era.
It is known to all that AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli share a special bond on and off-field. Both of them have often stitched in important partnerships for RCB and have often spoken about each other in high regard. Kohli thus penned an emotional message for his good friend.
To the best player of our times and the most inspirational person I've met, you can be very proud of what you've done and what you've given to RCB my brother. Our bond is beyond the game and will always be.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 19, 2021