Pakistani cricketers react to the retirement of AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers Shahid Afridi Ahmed Shehzad Saqlain Mushtaq Saeed Ajmal

South Africa’s batting maestro, AB de Villiers shocked the world on Wednesday when he suddenly announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect via a video message.

As fans flooded the social media with their heartfelt messages for the Mr. 360, current and former cricketers also joined in to pay homage to one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi expressed in a tweet how much he used to enjoy watching AB bat and called him ‘champion batsman’.

On the other hand, the magician, Saeed Ajmal cherished de Villiers’ amazing batting skills and wished him luck for the future.

The inventor of Doosra, Saqlain Mushtaq stated that the coming generations will have to learn a lot from the South African batsman and hailed the kind of entertainment he has provided throughout his career.

Pakistan’s opening batsman, Ahmed Shehzad seemed extremely impressed by the way AB de Villiers quit international cricket.

Pakistan’s right-arm pacer, Umar Gul termed AB de Villiers a source of inspiration for the young cricketers, moreover, he believes that cricket will miss the legend.

The middle-order batsman, Umar Akmal was also sad to hear about the Protean’s retirement and stated ‘whenever he would retire it would have been too soon.’

Not only Pakistani cricketers but Chief Minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif also turned out to be an avid fan of the South African batsman and recalled his carnage against West Indies where he broke the record for the fastest century by getting to the landmark on just 31 deliveries.

AB de Villiers was a dynamic batsman, he could score 150 runs in just 64 deliveries and in order to save a Test match, he could face 220 balls for 33 runs.