Shikhar Dhawan terms AB de Villiers a true South African legend in an Instagram post
Both have shared the dressing room as they were part of the Delhi Daredevils squad in the 2008 IPL
Updated - May 27, 2018 2:44 pm
The whole world was shocked at the news of AB De Villiers retirement from international cricket. With the 2019 World Cup just around the corner, the decision came as a surprise to everyone from the cricketing fraternity. Many people took to Twitter in order to congratulate him on a successful career.
This was quite similar to Graeme Smith’s sudden decision in 2014. The former Proteas skipper though had reasoned personal commitments for his retirement, just one year before the World Cup in Australia. Four years later, we see another South African great hang his boots just a year before the big tournament in England.
‘Superman’ as he’s been known in the cricketing circles managed to score more than 20000 runs in his international career. While he was considered the best in One Day Internationals, even his Test match record has been one of the finest. The recent series against Australia and India were a sublime proof of the same.
Citing tiredness and running out of gas as the reason, AB De Villiers stepped down as he shared a video on Twitter. He felt that it would be good to watch a youngster come in at his place. He further thanked all the fans as well as Cricket South Africa for the support over the years. He vowed them to continue supporting skipper Faf Du Plessis and the Proteas team.
Shikhar Dhawan who is currently a part of the Sun Risers Hyderabad setup took to Instagram. He posted a picture of AB De Villiers in the South African jersey. Further, he wrote that it was an honour to play against the legend and called him Mr 360 degrees. Both have shared the dressing room as they were part of the Delhi Daredevils squad in the 2008 IPL.
Here’s what he posted on Instagram:-
“@abdevilliers17 It was a pleasure to have been involved in many battles with you on the international stage. A true South African legend. #abdevilliers #mr360 #superman”