“Every bowling player breathes a sigh of relief” – Dale Steyn reacts to AB de Villiers’ retirement

Former South African cricket team captain AB de Villiers called it a day in his career earlier today via social media posts. The right hitter had retired from all formats of international cricket three years ago but played in T20 championships around the world. Now that his former South African teammate Dale Steyn has retired he joked that every bowler would breathe a sigh of relief.

After showing up to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2021, Superman of Cricket confirmed that he had played his last IPL season and is no longer a part of the tournament or any franchised cricket league. AB de Villiers has had an amazing career in the game’s shortest format. He is one of the few players to have played in the Indian Premier League, Big Bash League, Champions League T20, RamSlam T20, Pakistan Super League and Caribbean Premier League.

Wherever he played, de Villiers made sure his team had a solid batting option available in the upper or middle order that could change the game in just a few deliveries. Many Indian fans would know that de Villiers has won several matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore almost alone.

How Dale Steyn reacted to AB de Villiers’ retirement

AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn have played many games together and it is clear that they are close friends. While Steyn retired earlier this year, de Villiers has decided to end his career today. Here’s how Dale reacted to the decision to retire from de Villiers.

“And just like that, every bowling player rolls a sign of relief, haha! You are the best friend, you can be very proud! Very good.”

Faf du Plessis also commented under AB de Villiers’s post. “Aaah nooooo… What a career. Incredibly lucky to have shared the pitch with you. The best I’ve played with “ he wrote.

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