23rd May, 2018. New Delhi
Former South Africa Test captain AB de Villiers said he had “run out of gas” as he announced his retirement from international cricket.
The 34-year-old has played in 114 Test matches, 228 one-day internationals and 78 Twenty20 matches for the Proteas.
He took time away from Test cricket in 2017, missing the series against England that summer, but returned to the red-ball side in December.
“I’ve had my turn and, to be honest, I’m tired,” he said.
“This is a tough decision. I’ve thought long and hard about it and I’d like to retire still playing decent cricket.
“It would not be right for me to pick and choose where, when and in what format I play for the Proteas.
“For me, in green and gold, it must be everything or nothing.”