Bollywood wishes AB De Villiers well in his future after retiring this week

While announcing retirement, De Villiers said in a statement, “After 114 test matches, 228 one day internationals and 78 T20 internationals it is time for others to take over. I’ve had my turn and to be honest I’m tired.”

AB de Villiers, the frontman of South Africa’s cricket team, shocked not only the cricket fraternity but everyone across the world as he announced retirement from all formats of cricket after an illustrious career of 14 years. And just like his many other fans, his followers in the entertainment business are disheartened about not seeing the ace-cricketer back on the field. Pari actor Anushka Sharma who has a special connection to the world of cricket, courtesy, her husband and Indian skipper Virat Kohli, took to Twitter to wish De Villiers and his wife Danielle a happy life ahead.

Writing highly of the international cricketer, Anushka, in her tweet, wrote, “In life, what we do to positively impact the lives of others has greater meaning than what we accomplish for ourselves. You’ve managed to do both beautifully & always with such grace & integrity. Wishing you & Danielle a blessed, happy life ahead ? @ABdeVilliers17 @DanielleDV27.” Virat and De Villiers’ friendship is no news for the cricket fans. The two cricket stars have a mutual admiration for each other’s game. Both of them play for IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore and presumably, Anushka has also known the South African star quite closely.

Other than Anushka, Arjun Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, a cricket enthusiast and television actor Nakuul Mehta also applauded the cricketer for giving the audience great cricketing experience.

Arjun tweeted, “Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17, what a spectacularly proud cricketing career you’ve had! Your game will be talked about for years to come. Wish you all the best for your future endeavors. #ABDevilliers.”

Check out what actors are saying on the retirement of De Villiers:

https://twitter.com/himanshkohli/status/999337640607465472

Aadar Jain: AB de Villiers, you have amazed us all with your spectacular skills on the field! The world of cricket will truly miss your presence sir.

.@ABdeVilliers17, you have amazed us all with your spectacular skills on the field! The world of cricket will truly miss your presence sir!#ABDevilliers

— Aadar Jain (@AadarJain) May 23, 2018

Saiyami Kher: Oh no. AB de Villiers please play a little longer. Please.

Oh noooo @ABdeVilliers17 please play a little longer. Please ? #abdevilliers

— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) May 23, 2018

Rahul Bose: Sunil Gavaskar once said, ‘Retire when people ask why, not when they ask why not?’ Still, the AB de Villiers retirement is too early. Today sports science does not care about chronological age. It’s about your performance age. By those metrics ABD’s in his late 20s. And what talent.

Sunil Gavaskar once said, ‘Retire when people ask why, not when they ask why not?’ Still, the @ABdeVilliers17 retirement is too early. Today sports science doesn’t care abt chronological age. It’s abt your performance age. By those metrics ABD’s in his late 20s. And what talent.

— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) May 23, 2018

Ali Fazal: One of the best of our times. Wish you a great life ahead Mr Villiers. You leave as Legend. Period. God bless you and your family. Power to you. AB de Villiers will miss you

One of the best of our times. Wish you a great life ahead Mr Villiers. You leave as Legend. Period. God bless you and your family. #powertoyou #ABDevilliers will miss you https://t.co/J4HUNaMru9

— Ali Fazal M (@alifazal9) May 23, 2018

Sophie Choudry: You are a class act and an absolute legend AB de Villiers. With some of those crazy catches this Indian Premier League, it feels like you just got started! You will be missed but Thank you for entertaining us with your insane talent over the years! Much love and respect to you.

You are a class act and an absolute legend @ABdeVilliers17 .. With some of those crazy catches this IPL, it feels like you just got started!! You will be missed but Thank you for entertaining us with your insane talent over the years! Much love and respect to u❤?? https://t.co/fiCHkI5FKN

— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) May 23, 2018


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