Cape Town, May 23: After plying his trade for RCB in the VIVO IPL 2018, South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has announced retirement from all three formats of international cricket. He hung up his boots after playing 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is. The top order batsman holds the World Record for the fastest ODI 50 (16 balls), 100 (31 balls) and 150 (64 balls), the second highest individual Test score for South Africa (278*), the highest points (935) by a South African on the ICC Test rankings and has claimed the coveted SA Cricketer of the Year award twice (2014 and 2015).
De Villiers, who made his first class debut in 2003 for the Northerns against a Wecstern Province side has scored 8765 runs in 114 Tests with the highest score of an unbeaten 278. He averages a slight above 50 in the longest format of the game.
Meanwhile, in the ODIs, the 34-year-old has scored 9577 runs in 228 matches with an average of 53.50 and highest individual score of 176 runs. Coming to shortest format of the game, he has figured in 78 matches and scored 1672 runs for the Proteas with an average of 26.12 and highest of an unbeaten 79.