AB de Villiers (1984–)
Famous International Cricketer (South Africa)
AB de Villiers (Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers and nick name ABD, Mr.360) was born on February 17, 1984. He is South African Cricket Player. He is part of the team as a batsman. He has also been leading the team as a Captain since 2011. He was at the second position in Test Ranking issued by International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2014 and got the first position in ODI ranking.
Early Life and Education of AB de Villier
AB de Villiers was born on February 17, 1984 in Pretoria, South Africa. His father name is Dr Abraham P de Villiers. AB de Villiers has two siblings Jan and Wessels. He got his early education from Afrikaans High School for Boys, He also received national medal on completion of a science project from Nelson Mandela.
AB de Villiers also took part in lot of Games at national level including Tennis, Golf, Rugby and Cricket. de Villiers was a part of U-16 hockey Team of South Africa, a good swimmer having records in swimming championships at national level. He has been Badminton national champion in U-19 category. De Villiers, before his start of International Cricket Career distinguished himself as most talented athlete in South Africa.
De Villiers Career as a Cricketer and Records
De Villiers started his international cricket career in 2004. He was only twenty years old when he played his debut against England on 16 December 2004. He is also an outstanding fielder. His performance in the ICC World Cup 2007 was also good. He made a record against India to become the first South African Player who made a double century against India. He made 217 runs and remained not out. South Africa scheduled a tour to Australia in 2008/09. He played well and contributed a lot to make South Africa win the first test and this was South Africa first test victory in Australia after fifteen years.
De Villiers made lot of records in 2011 world cup including first South African Batsman who scored two centuries in a world cup and became the fifth batsman who made two consecutive centuries in a world cup. He had been player of the series in South Africa tour to Sri Lanka in 2011-12.
He made the fastest century ever in one day International Cricket on just 31 balls against West Indies at New Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg in January 2015. In this inning he made total 149 runs on 44 balls including 16 sixes and equaled the record of Rohit Sharma of India.
De Villiers played another thrilling and unbeaten inning in the World cup of 2015 against West Indies, blasted 162* runs off 66 with 17 fours and 8 sixes, second fastest century and the fastest ever 150 runs of 64 balls in the history of one day international.
Personal Life and Religious Belief of AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers married to Danielle de Villiers. He is a Christian by his belief.
AB De Villiers Test Career Statistics
Physical Stats and Star of AB de Villiers
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Waist size||32 inches|
|Height||5 feet and 7 inches|