Rourkela,This shocking announcement came from the greatest batsman ever; rather, we must say a ‘great sport person’ who took retirement from all formats of International cricket with immediate effect, came from his twitter accounts. He said “It is the time for others to take over”. This news has shocked the entire cricket fraternity and his fans present across the globe. He has carried a great personality and is known for his coolness and unique unorthodox cricketing shots. He has already played 123 Tests, 228 One-Day International and 78 T20 for South Africa. He scored 8765 runs in Test at an average of 50.66, 9577 runs in ODI with an average of 53.50 and 1672 runs inT20 at an average of 26.12. Altogether he had scored 47 centuries and 109 fifties which is stupendous and had performed excellent in IPL as well. This IPL was his fourth IPL edition and this year he was representing RCB but unfortunately RCB could not qualify for playoff. He had captained South African team for years together in ODI and in Test but in both formats he decided to quit captaincy, where decision was his personal one means he was a successful captain. He also holds many records including world’s fastest ODI 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century and fastest 50 in T20 by a South African. He started his cricketing career in International cricket in the year 2004 against England in Test and had debuted ODI in 2005. He joined South African Team as a Wicket-keeper/Batsman but with due course of time he has mended himself to a good fielder and an all-rounder. He married his girl friend Danielle Swart to whom he had proposed in the year 2012 at Taj Mahal in India. They got married in the year 2013 and is blessed with two sons, Abrham and John. In his earlier life he also represented his country in other sports, which shows his versatility. Undoubtedly he is the greatest cricketer ever, the same impression, Virat kohli, his intimate friend also carries. Whenever he comes to ground the crowd becomes joyful because of his unique shots and his temperament. His untimely retirement is a great loss to International cricket. But he believes that the decision to leave cricket is appropriate when you are playing good and keeping yourself fit and fine.