Indians have accepted ABD as part of our family now. Although AB De Villiers is a South African Cricket player, he played for Royal Challengers Banglore for almost 11 years. In this meantime, he won all our hearts and became half Indian himself. Fans expressed their feelings on social media and #ThankYouAB started trending on Twitter in India immediately. He is one of the greatest batsmen the world has seen in the History of Cricket. He made his team win single-handedly numerous times. Moreover, he is also one of the most influential people of this generation. So it’s heartbreaking to see such a player taking retirement.
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He made his debut in Test Matches against England in the year 2004. He made his ODI debut at age of 20 in 2005. It was a start and there was nothing that could stop AB De Villiers from succeeding. He holds the record for the fastest ODI century with just 31 balls. He also holds the record of fastest 150 in ODI. AB De Villiers also holds the record of highest T20 partnership of 229 runs with Virat Kohli in IPL. He has received the ICC ODI Player of the Year award for 3 consecutive years.
AB De Villiers and Royal challengers Bangalore IPL Franchise Team
AB De Villiers told RCB fans that he has now become half Indian. Today was an emotional day for all the fans. RCB also bids farewell to AB De Villiers on their Twitter account. ABD sent a message to all the people who supported him and the team. He thanked them for their constant support and encouragement. He also said that he won’t be going anywhere and he will be an RCBian for a lifetime. The days he spent with his teammates and crew made him feel like a family. Also, he said that although they haven’t won a trophy he feels optimistic about the future. A lot is going to change for RCB next year. Virat stepped down from captaincy earlier this year. The batsman who was with the franchise for nearly 11 years isn’t part of it anymore. All of us will definitely miss watching Mr 360 playing on the field for the proteas and in indian premier league.