Young players looking to succeed need to stay focussed: AB de Villiers
The former South Africa skipper suddenly announced his retirement on May 23 from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. The 34-year-old batsman said 'the time is right' for him to hang up his boots, bringing to close a sterling 14-year career, which saw him finish with a staggering 20,014 international runs (8,765 in Tests, 9,577 in ODIs and 1,672 in T20Is).
He also played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Indian skipper Virat Kohli at the concluding Indian Premier League (IPL). His skills as a formidable batsman, skilled wicket-keeper and enviable fielder earned him a reputation of being one of the greatest cricketers of all time with some even tagging him as a gifted cricketer.