De Villiers, 34, is one of the world's top-rated players and the news left all the cricket fans shocked. The third floor is the domain of Steve Elworthy, the tournament director of the 2019 World Cup, and his staff, which has been growing as the build-up to the tournament gathers pace. 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.
HuffPost wishes the cricket legend all the best as he retires after a career spanning more than a decade - with grateful thanks for the 114 Tests, 228 One Day Internationals and 78 T20s [20-over matches] he played for the Proteas. Everything comes to an end.More news: Washington Capitals: Alex Ovechkin can define his legacy in Game 7
Reacting to the announcement, Cricket South Africa (CSA) President Chris Nenzani congratulated de Villiers for his contribution and added that his presence in the team would be missed.
Moroe says he had been in communication with De Villiers and had pleaded with him to come back to the country first so that they could strategies the exit strategy. South Africa, in their own backyard, were 0-1 down and staring at a first-innings deficit in the second Test of the series. He was South Africa's captain, wicketkeeper and best fielder as well as its outstanding batsman at various stages in his 14-year global career.More news: George Takei responds to sexual assault accuser changing story
Till November 2017, De Villiers was poised to feature in the showpiece event in England. In ODIs, he reached 902 points in 2015, the highest for South Africa.
De Villiers perhaps preempted potential criticism of the decision by insisting it was not about money or an overseas contract. My ultimate dream is not to win a World Cup. "I feel it will be nice to win it, it'll be a bonus, but if I don't, it's not going to define my career".More news: EastEnders SPOILER: Huge Alfie Moon twist about to shock Albert Square?
He holds numerous records as an worldwide cricketer, including the fastest ODI fifty (16 balls) and century (31 balls) when he scored 149 off just 44 against the West Indies in January 2015. He is the world No 2 ODI batsman and the second highest run-scorer, only behind Jacques Kallis, with 9577 runs at 53.50. He has indicated he will continue to play in T20 leagues but has not signed on for this year's Caribbean Premier League. While Kohli smashed a whopping 973 runs including four hundreds, de Villiers scored 687 runs.