Cricket 23.5.2018 02:31 pm

What do Supra and AB have in common? Twitter reacts

AB de Villiers. Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images.

AB de Villiers. Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images.

The social media platform was predictably abuzz with tributes, laments and ‘political’ connections after AB de Villiers announced his Proteas retirement.

When Wednesday dawned, cricket fans worldwide were still looking forward to one last World Cup with AB de Villiers in it.

Now that dream has evaporated.

The Proteas legend announced his retirement from all international cricket with immediate effect and Twitter was predictably abuzz.

One of the main themes to De Villiers explaining his decision was the fact that he could retire on a high and on his terms.

“This is a tough decision, I have thought long and hard about it and I’d like to retire while still playing decent cricket. After the fantastic series wins against India and Australia, now feels like the right time to step aside,” he said.

Former Proteas were at the forefront of praising him…

And a current one…

Observers and pundits, however, had some conflicting thoughts…

Some tried to find a legal loophole…

We were reminded of the link between AB and Supra…

And a Titans legend points out to us that it might be worthwhile to watch domestic cricket again next season…

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