New Delhi: Former South Africa captain and RCB legend AB de Villiers has surprised everyone and has now announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. De Villiers had already retired from international cricket, but now he will not play in IPL and any T20 cricket league in the world. With this, veteran batsman and former RCB captain Virat Kohli has also suffered a major setback because de Villiers was his most special friend. But RCB still has another deadly batsman like de Villiers.
This player will become Kohli’s new partner
After the departure of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli has definitely suffered a setback, but there is another player in the RCB team who can become his new partner and can support this player for a long time. Yes, the name of this player is Glenn Maxwell. Australia’s fast batsman Glenn Maxwell is the deadliest batsman in the world and after de Villiers, if any batsman can be called Mr 360, then he is Maxwell.
included at a great price
Glenn Maxwell was included in his team by RCB in the IPL 2021 auction by spending a huge amount. Maxwell joined this team after spending 14.25 crores. He also started showing his magic as soon as he changed the team. Famous all over the world for his strange shots, Maxwell performed amazingly as soon as he came for RCB. Due to his brilliant game, this team reached the playoffs. In the coming times also, it will be expected from Maxwell that he should not let the lack of de Villiers spoil this team.
Kohli gets emotional
Both Indian captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have played for RCB for a long time. Kohli and de Villiers have played many match-winning innings for RCB. Virat Kohli wrote an emotional post on Twitter and Ku app. He wrote, ‘This decision has broken my heart, but I know that you must have taken this decision considering yourself and your family.’ Replying to this, AB de Villiers wrote, ‘I love you to brother.’
AB de Villiers is a very dangerous player. His highest score in ODIs is 176 runs. De Villiers has played 78 matches for his country in T20 and scored 1672 runs. In T20, he has scored runs at an average of 26.12. He has 10 fifties to his name in the shortest format of the game and his highest score of 79 not out. Let us tell you that AB de Villiers scored 9424 runs in his entire T20 career. De Villiers’ bat made 4 centuries, 69 half-centuries. His batting average in 340 T20 matches was 37.24 which is really commendable. De Villiers, popularly known as Mr 360 Degree, hit 436 sixes in his T20 career. Along with this, he has also taken 230 catches.
havoc in IPL
AB de Villiers scored 5,162 runs in the IPL at an overall average of 39.70 and a strike rate of 151.68, including three centuries and 40 half-centuries, while being a part of RCB’s five-time IPL playoffs. De Villiers is a very strong batsman, when he is in his rhythm, he can ridicule any bowler. Due to his stormy batting, AB de Villiers was very famous in India and all over the world.