- AB de Villiers has wished South Africans a happy new year and told people to trust in God
- As South Africa moves into 2021, a year full of uncertainty and hope many people shared his sentiments
- Some of his fans were begging him to return to international cricket
Cricket legend AB de Villiers has taken to social media to share a special message with the country as it heads into 2021 and hopefully a better year than 2020 was.
He posted a picture of himself and his wife smiling and he captioned the pic with the following heart-warming message:
"Here’s to lots of love, good health and a prosperous 2021 to everyone. 'The future, while uncertain, can be entrusted to God, and He will help us through. Proverbs 23:18'"
The post received over 60 000 reactions and thousands of comments, here are some the reactions, with many people sharing the cricket legend's sentiments:
"May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements, and a lot of new inspirations in your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness. Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity for you. Happy New Year."
A lot of his fans begged him to come out of retirement and save the Proteas:
"You are the best player in cricket history. You make the so many records. You are my favourite player."
"You should not take retirement i think you should come back and play as you playing. We will miss you in team."
"Wishing you very very happy new year with lots of happiness and success."
A.R. Jahurul Islam:
"ABD, Mr 360, please, break down your retirement & come back in cricket again. We are missing you so much. I am wishing you a happy new year."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Karen Zoid and the Ndlovu Youth Choir have teamed-up with Mzansi cricket legend AB de Villiers to record a new track. The song titled The Flame dropped on Friday, 30 October.
The stars shared that the new single and its music video aims to inspire and uplift South Africans following the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
AB explained that him and the rock star spent time together in 2019 to write music. The cricketer explains how the song came about.
"Karen Zoid and I spent time together in 2019 to write music. We want to inspire, to carry a message and help make a difference in the lives of people. During our writing sessions I spent a lot of time thinking about the challenges I had faced as a cricket player and the parallels with everyday life. At the time we had no idea Covid was on the cards but regardless, we felt the world needed a positive message."
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