AB de Villiers and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have been together for many years. When ABD announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 19 November (Friday), it was a big blow for RCB. RCB captain Virat Kohli and ABD together have led the team to victory in many difficult matches. The tales of ABD and Virat’s friendship have been narrated many times by themselves. Virat also became very emotional with ABD’s decision to retire from cricket. RCB has shared a video of 2 minutes 20 seconds on social media, in which you can see the entire journey of ABD with this franchise team.
At one point in this video, Virat is seen entering the dressing room after a match and shouting, I love de Villiers, the popularity of ABD is no less in India than it is in South Africa. ABD himself said after his decision that he has become half Indian while playing for RCB and he is proud of it. All the legendary cricketers of the world have called this decision of ABD shocking. ABD is just 37 years old now.
We’ll miss you @ABdeVilliers17
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 20, 2021
ABD has already said goodbye to international cricket, but after that Indian fans were satisfied that he plays in the IPL. An era of T20 cricket seems to have ended with the retirement of ABD. ABD has said goodbye to cricket to spend time with his family, but he added that he will always be an RCBIAN.