Mr. 360 AB de Villiers hangs up his gloves, thanks everyone

South African cricketer Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, fondly called as ABD,  has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday. In a series of tweets, the batsman, thanked his family, supporters for his successful career. 

Mr. 360 AB de Villiers hangs up his gloves, thanks everyone
South African cricketer Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

South African cricketer Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, fondly called as ABD,  has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday. In a series of tweets, the batsman, thanked his family, supporters for his successful career. 

"It has been an incredible journey, but I have decided to retire from all of cricket. Ever since the backyard matches with my older brothers, I have played the game with pure enjoyment and unbridled enthusiasm. Now, at the age of 37, that flame no longer burns so brightly."

"Last, I am aware that nothing would have been possible without the sacrifices made by my family - my parents, my brothers, my wife Danielle and my children. I look forward to the next chapter of our lives when I can truly put them first."

"I would like to thank every teammate, every opponent, every coach, every physio and every staff member who has travelled the same path, and I am humbled by the support I have received in South Africa, in India, wherever I have played."

"Cricket has been exceptionally kind to me. Whether playing for the Titans, or the Proteas, or RCB, or around the world, the game has given me unimagined experiences and opportunities, and I will always be grateful."

"That’s the reality I must accept - and, even if it may seem sudden, that is why I am making this announcement today. I’ve had my time. Cricket has been exceptionally kind to me."