virat kohli message to de villiers: I love you…
- South African veteran cricketer AB de Villiers announces retirement from all formats
- De Villiers has played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals for Africa.
- Virat Kohli wrote a post for de Villiers, said- I am your number 1 fan
After the announcement of retirement from all formats of the game of South Africa’s legendary cricketer and 360 degree AB de Villiers Retirement, his close friend and Indian captain Virat Kohli has made an emotional post. De Villiers had retired from international cricket in 2018 but was playing in T20 leagues around the world including IPL.
Kohli shared the picture and wrote a post for his friend
Sharing an old picture of himself and de Villiers in a Facebook post, Kohli wrote, ‘You gave everything for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and this my heart knows. You were invaluable to this franchise. I don’t even have words for you. Chinnaswamy Stadium will miss you. I will miss you very much too. I will not be able to play with you now, my brother. I love you very much and will always be your number 1 fan.
Let us tell you that there was a lot of friendship between Kohli and de Villiers from the field to the outside. Both the players had great respect for each other. However, the pair failed to win the title for their team RCB in the IPL. De Villiers was associated with RCB for 11 consecutive years.
De Villiers wrote a post saying good farewell to RCB
In the video released from RCB’s Twitter handle, de Villiers said, ‘I have spent a long and good time with RCB. 11 years passed just like this and leaving the boys does not feel good. This decision took a long time but after deliberation, I have decided to retire and spend time with my family. I would like to thank the RCB management, my friend Virat Kohli, teammates, coaches, support staff, fans and the entire RCB family.
De Villiers has played in T20 leagues around the world
De Villiers retired from international cricket in 2018. De Villiers, who played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals, is counted among the best batsmen of all time. He has scored 47 centuries in international cricket.
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