In a piece of news that has left cricket fans heartbroken, legendary South African cricketer AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The cricketer made this announcement on Friday (November 19) in an official statement. While his fans are certainly not happy with the news, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma also had something to say about the big update.The actress, who is married to Indian skipper Virat Kohli, took to social media to share the sweetest wish for Villiers and his family. The Zero actress shared a smiling photograph of the legendary cricketer, and alongside it, penned a heartwarming note.”One of the greatest men & cricketers I’ve had the privilege of knowing & watching. Wishing you, Danielle & the kids the very best in life always. You guys deserve everything & so much more This is truly heartbreaking,” she wrote on the photo-sharing app.
Villiers has been one of the most important members of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League. In a video message, Villiers expressed gratitude towards RCB management, his ‘friend’ Virat Kohli, teammates, coaches, staff, fans and the entire RCB family for supporting him throughout the years.Over the years, Anushka has seemingly developed a warm bond with Villiers’ wife, Danielle. Accompanying their husband on match tours, the two would often pose together with their babies. Once, in fact, Danielle had also heaped praise on Anushka and said: “She’s one of the loveliest and most kind-hearted people I’ve ever met. We don’t live in the same country but if we did I would like to think we would.”