"I've had my turn and, to be honest, I'm exhausted", de Villiers said in a video posted on his official Twitter account announcing his retirement.
Till November 2017, De Villiers was poised to feature in the showpiece event in England.
De Villiers used this exact phrase during the announcement of his global retirement on Wednesday.
It is not yet clear whether de Villiers will return. "To the cricket fans around South Africa and the World, thank you for your kindness and generosity, and today, for your understanding", he said.More news: I'm not excited for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story.' What's going on?
De Villiers will go down as one of the greatest batsmen the country has ever produced.
"Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17, the most loved cricketer in the world, on a wonderful career". "Tired" and "out of gas" were the words De Villiers used to describe the reasons why he retired from worldwide cricket and, after 114 Tests and 228 ODIs, it is a perfectly understandable decision.
Here, we pick out five of the right-handed batsman's most memorable knocks at worldwide level. But that's just life and he feels it's time to move on. "I will continue to be the biggest supporter of Faf du Plessis and the Proteas". That gave South Africa the impetus to come from behind and win its first series at home over Australia since 1970. Australia made a head start to the series by winning the first Test at Durban by 118 runs. The Aussies scored in excess of 300 in the second essay too and South Africa were given a mammoth target of 414 runs to win the match.More news: Harvey Weinstein Arrested, Charged With Rape and Sex Abuse
"We could all see the senior players taking us to the World Cup and coming back from the World Cup and discussing how they were going to exit".
South African batsman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all three formats of global cricket on Wednesday.
His ODI career remarkably includes the records for the fastest 50 (16 balls), 100 (31 balls) and 150 (64 balls), with the most devastating innings being when he reached his ton in just 31 balls as he blasted 149 from 44 balls against the West Indies in 2015. The duo of Kallis (132) and de Villiers put on 256 runs for the fifth wicket to all but end India's hopes of making a comeback in the match.de Villiers scored his maiden double century to ensure the South Africans had batted India out of the match as the visitors won by an innings and 90 runs.de Villiers' 333-ball stay in the middle resulted in 17 boundaries and 2 maximums.More news: Feds block Aecon takeover by Chinese state-owned firm over national security