AB de Villiers is one of the most loved overseas cricketers in India. The legendary South African cricketer is the only player to have featured in all the editions of the IPL since its inception. He has been one of the greatest ambassadors of the game and has played numerous match-winning performances playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore and his country.
On Friday, an era came to an end after AB de Villiers shared a long message for his fans, wherein he announced that he has decided to bring the curtains down on his illustrious career.
AB de Villiers shared a series of Tweets announcing his decision. In his Tweets, he shared his journey from playing the game of cricket with his older brothers in his backyard to playing for the country. He also thanked his family members, teammates, and everyone who was on this journey with him.
Here, check out the Tweet:
It has been an incredible journey, but I have decided to retire from all cricket.
Ever since the back yard 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. pic.twitter.com/W1Z41wFeli
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 19, 2021
Among many, Parvinder Awana, the India international player, also took to his social media and shared a video from one of the best moments from his IPL career. Parvinder shared a video of him shattering the stumps behind AB de Villiers to send him back to the pavilions, during a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings XI (now Punjab Kings).
Sharing the video: “Thank you @ABdeVilliers17 for your contribution to cricket.”
Here, watch the video:
Thank you @ABdeVilliers17 for your contribution to cricket. pic.twitter.com/orFEXsFjnB
— Parvinder Awana (@ParvinderAwana) November 19, 2021
However, the Tweet didn’t go down well with the cricket fans, who feel that the tweet was in bad taste. Twitterati are trolling Parvinder Awana left, right, and center for his tweet. There were many who reminded him of the times when he was smashed all over the ground by cricketers like Suresh Raina in his IPL career.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
He is such a big player who has been a great ambassador of the game. Kam se kam uski nahin to apne khel ki to izzat kar lo.
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) November 19, 2021
Just before this happened
— Ansh 18 (@141Adelaide_) November 19, 2021
Imagine Raina wishing him on his birthday with this video ? pic.twitter.com/cygwmNbPwp
— Ryan (@ryandesa_07) November 19, 2021
He Finished u Pal?? pic.twitter.com/irduIl3uBu
— ÅÄ (@dheemayorker) November 19, 2021
Pehle ye bata tu hai kon
— Indian RP17? Happy Tulsi Pujan Diwas 25 Dec (@BCCI_Indian) November 19, 2021
bro who even are you
— Kshitij? (@KshitijCule) November 19, 2021
Thank you @ParvinderAwana for your contribution to cricket pic.twitter.com/7p3rBNNIDj
— nipun? (@NiPuN__045) November 19, 2021