Anushka Sharma reacts to AB de Villiers retirement, says knowing him has been a ‘privilege’

Anushka Sharma is ‘heartbroken’ as AB de Villiers announces retirement

On Friday, South African cricket legend AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all types of the game at 37 years old. Actress Anushka Sharma, who is married to Virat Kohli, shared a note on AB de Villiers’ retirement news and called it “heartbreaking.”

Sharing an image of AB de Villiers on her Instagram story, Anushka wrote, “One of the greatest men and cricketers I’ve had the privilege of knowing and watching. Wishing you, Danielle and the kids the very best in life always. You guys deserve everything beautiful and so much more, this is truly heartbreaking [broken heart emoji].”

AB de Villiers, who played 114 test, 228 ODI and 78 T20 matches, declared his retirement on Twitter. He Wrote composed, “It has been an incredible journey, but I have decided to retire from all cricket. Ever since the back yard matches with my older brothers, I have played the game with pure enjoyment and unbridled enthusiasm. Now, at the age of 37, that flame no longer burns so brightly.” He added in a separate tweet, “That’s the reality I must accept – and, even if it may seem sudden, that is why I am making this announcement today. I’ve had my time. Cricket has been exceptionally kind to me. Whether playing for the Titans, or the Proteas, or RCB, or around the world, the game has given me unimagined experiences and opportunities, and I will always be grateful.”

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