AB de Villiers announced a shock and immediate retirement from international cricket on May 23, 2018, in a video posted on his social media accounts.
With just one year to go for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales, De Villiers’ announcement to retire was surprising, as everyone was looking forward to seeing their favorite Proteas star lift the coveted trophy once.
AB de Villiers had made his ODI debut against England in 2005, scoring 20 runs and since then, he scored 9577 runs in 228 ODIs with an average of 53.50 and a strike rate of 101.09. He scored 25 centuries and 53 fifties with a best of 176 against Bangladesh.
AB de Villiers is the only batsman whose every ODI century came with a strike rate of more than 100. De Villiers’ last ODI came against India at Centurion, where he scored 30 runs.
In a tribute to one of the greatest batsman of his era, we look at five of the best ODI innings of AB de Villiers’ illustrious career.
Check out the 5 best AB de Villiers ODI innings here
(all stats updated till May 24, 2018)