Legendary South Africa’s batsman, Mr. 360 announced his retirement recently and that decision left everyone shock.
Read here: AB deVilliers career profile and Stats
He posted a video on Twitter about his retirement from international cricket.
Here is how ICC and other cricketers reacted on his decision:
Mr. 360, @ABDeVilliers17, is retiring from international cricket. For your viewing pleasure, we revisit when he smashed 29 off a Rashid Khan over at #WT20 in 2016! #ABRetires pic.twitter.com/Kw4JuNNx5Z
— ICC (@ICC) May 23, 2018
— ICC (@ICC) May 23, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 23, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 23, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: @ABdeVilliers17 calls time on sterling 14-year Proteas career. @StandardBankZA Proteas batsman, AB de Villiers, today announced he will retire from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. #ABretires pic.twitter.com/bGRHe8tYCQ
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) May 23, 2018
Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17 , the most loved cricketer in the world, on a wonderful career. International cricket will be poorer without you, but you will continue to be celebrated by cricket fans around the world pic.twitter.com/uA7CBlYE9F
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 23, 2018
Many congratulations @ABdeVilliers17 on a glorious Cricket career. You enriched the game with your ability, presence and mannerisms and will continue to be a role-model for aspiring cricketers. Wish you a very happy post-retirement life.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 23, 2018
One of the world's finest and most versatile batsmen, retires today. He's played brilliantly till now and the world will surely miss seeing him on the field. @ABdeVilliers17
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 23, 2018
One of the all time greats of the game, many congratulations #ABDevilliers on an outstanding career. The Federer of Cricket, the most loved cricketer on the planet. Wish you the best for your future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/WEuHEdbuQy
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 23, 2018
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 24, 2018
Congrats on a fantastic career legend, @ABdeVilliers17 …I’ll be seeing you! All the best in your next chapter. Blessed 👊🏿
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) May 24, 2018
Well done on such an incredible career @ABdeVilliers17
You’re a true gentleman of the game and it was such a pleasure to play against you.
wishing you all the best in stage two of your life!
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) May 24, 2018
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 24, 2018
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