The bromance between Indian captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers is well known on and off the field. AB de Villiers announced his retirement today and he will be missed by everyone. Virat Kohli was extremely sad and wrote an emotional message on social media.
“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. This hurts my heart but I know you’ve made the best decision for yourself and your family like you’ve always done. I love you @ABdeVilliers17,” Kohli posted on his Twitter handle.
This hurts my heart but I know you’ve made the best decision for yourself and your family like you’ve always done. I love you @ABdeVilliers17 wrote Virat Kohli.
This hurts my heart but I know you've made the best decision for yourself and your family like you've always done. 💔I love you 💔 @ABdeVilliers17
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 19, 2021
The South African legend has been a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2011 and has left us all in awe many times with his batting. He is the second-highest scorer in the history of the RCB franchise, having scored 4522 runs in 145 innings at an average of 41.10. Kohli leads the chart with 6707 runs.
“Love u too my brother” ABD replied to Virat Kohli
Love u too my brother
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 19, 2021
It is certainly the end of an era for RCB as Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain and their star ABD has now announced retirement. AB de Villiers has left us all emotional after his retirement. His batting prowess is something that the generations to come will be inspired by. ABD never failed to impress us and bailed his team out many times be it RCB or South Africa.
He has left a huge hole and will certainly be missed. His ability to play shots all around the park earned him the nickname Mr. 360. AB de Villers is and always will be the legend of the game. Wishing him a Happy Retirement!.