The Best Striker of Our Times Got Tired of Cricket

19 December 2018, blog Eddybroke

AB de Villiers said honestly, that he is tired and his retirement is something about running "out of gas." The ODI batsman took an impressive way to retire, in the same heroic impression he played through ups and downs of his international career. He is 34 years old and his mates expected to him to be with the team at least until 2019 World Cup in England. The player was aligned with his international comrades like MS Dhoni, who is still going strong with his batting and well-focused to the big game.

De Villiers played as the match winner for Royal Challengers Bangalore along with its captain Virat Kohli, as the only two strikers of the team in the current season. To get online cricket betting tips visit our site and win your bets. The Challengers could not crush into the playoff stage, but de Villiers was nowhere close to any mediocre form. He was at his best, so to say. He plundered 6 half centuries in 2018 version of the tournament, compiling a total score of 480.

His striking power irrespective of directions and fielders in the stadium made him famed as the "360 Degree batsman". Furthermore, his role as the wicket-keeper makes him the most essential player of the squad. In T20 cricket, he shares an eye-catching record with Virat Kohli. They are the only players posing five 100 plus partnerships and two partnerships of more than 200 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore. IPL, in fact, is his mentor in T20 cricket. His prowess in the format had its basics in his association with the league.

His long years of career in international cricket had several dashes and high marks. A tally of 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20s is enough to make anyone reckon his career as among the top players. Apart from many matches where he salvages the team, his paucity in form and then, the returns with powerful batting prowess had a massive impact on the fraternity. He shunned as the captain, faced whitewashes, and following criticism after defeats, but he always came back with sweet answers.

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