Actress Anuska Sharma took to her Instagram handle and penned down a heartbreaking note for South African ace cricketer AB de Villiers who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket games.
Actor, producer and Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma called the 37-year old cricket legend’s decision ‘heartbreaking’ and wrote, “One of the greatest men and cricketers I’ve had the privilege of knowing and watching. Wishing you, Danielle and the kids the very best in life always. You guys deserve everything beautiful and so much more, this is truly heartbreaking” followed by a broken heart emoji in the caption of AB de Villiers’ monochrome picture.
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Meanwhile, Virat tweeted, “To the best player of our times and the most inspirational person I’ve met, you can be very proud of what you’ve done and what you’ve given to RCB my brother. Our bond is beyond the game and will always be.” He further added, “This hurts my heart but I know you’ve made the best decision for yourself and your family like you’ve always done. [Broken heart emoji] love you @ABdeVilliers17.” AB de Villiers replied to the post, “I love you too my brother.”
To the best player of our times and the most inspirational person I’ve met, you can be very proud of what you’ve do… https://t.co/QAMfLINdkN
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1637310183000
Villiers who has 114 test, 228 ODI and 78 T20 matches announced his retirement officially on Twitter. On Friday, he shared, “It has been an incredible journey, but I have decided to retire from all cricket. Ever since the back yard matches with my older brothers, I have played the game with pure enjoyment and unbridled enthusiasm. Now, at the age of 37, that flame no longer burns so brightly.”
“That’s the reality I must accept – and, even if it may seem sudden, that is why I am making this announcement today. I’ve had my time. Cricket has been exceptionally kind to me. Whether playing for the Titans, or the Proteas, or RCB, or around the world, the game has given me unimagined experiences and opportunities, and I will always be grateful” he further added.
It has been an incredible journey, but I have decided to retire from all cricket.Ever since the back yard matches… https://t.co/O8fPNWqwOP
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) 1637305193000