Cape Town - Herschelle Gibbs has paid tribute to former Proteas team-mate AB de Villiers who announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.
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Gibbs, who was recently named head coach of the Kuwait national team, took to Twitter after hearing the news of De Villiers' retirement.
The 44-year-old said De Villiers' time to retire had arrived and congratulated him on a "wonderful career".
De Villiers represented his country in 114 Tests, 228 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 78 T20 Internationals.
The 34-year-old retires with an incredible Test average of 50.66 and as the fourth-highest run-scorer for South Africa with 8 765 runs (22 centuries).
His exploits in the limited-overs formats have been extraordinary, and he finishes as the No 2-ranked player in the world and as the second highest run-scorer behind Jacques Kallis with 9 577 runs at an average of 53.50.
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