Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born in 17 February, 1984. He is also known as AB de Villiers or ABD. ABD is a South African cricketer and also a former captain of South African Cricket team. He is an right handed batsmen and he started his career as a wicketkeeper in South African Cricket team now he is one of the best fielder of South African Cricket team. He is also likely to called as Mr. 360. He is one of the unorthodox player.
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born at Warmbad. He studied in Pretoria, High School. His father was a Doctor who had also played Rugby. His father was a big support to him and also encouraged his son to play sports. Apart from Cricket Ab de Villiers also good in golf, rugby, tennis in his youth. His family is a big support to him in achieving all the achievements.
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers score 8074 runs in just 106 matches in test with the batting average of 50.46 by scoring 39 half centuries and 21 centuries, his best score in test match is 278*. He score 9515 runs in just 225 matches in ODI matches with the batting average of 54.06 by scoring 53 half centuries and 25 centuries, his best score in the ODI is 176 runs. He score 1603 runs in 76 matches in T20 with the batting average of 25.85 by scoring 10 half centuries, his best score in T20 is 79*.
- Fastest 50 in just 16 balls and century in just 31 balls in ODI.
- Second fastest batsmen in the world to score 8000 runs in ODI.
- Fastest 150 in just 64 balls in ODI.
- Fastest player to score 9000 runs on just 205 innings in ODI.
- Apart from Chris Gayle, Most sixes in the World Cup. He hit 37 sixes in a World Cup.
- Apart from Rohit Sharma, Most sixes in an ODI match. He hit 16 sixes in a match.
- Highest T20 partnership of 299 runs off just 92 balls with Virat Kohli in IPL.
- Most test inning without any duck.
- Leading run scorer for South Africa in Cricket World Cup.
- Fastest 50 in just 21 balls by South African.
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers also play different sports. Apart from cricket he also played Badminton, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis and Golf.
AB de Villiers was South Africa’s under 19 national champion. He said that “He never played badminton at school, he only played one game of badminton in his entire life and that was just a fun game.”
AB also short-listed for South Africa’s junior hockey team. De Villiers said that “He played hockey for one year at high school but he was never short-listed for the national hockey squad.”
AB was also short-listed for South Africa’s junior football team. He said that “He have never played any organized football, football is just a warm-up routine for us in our school days during a break.”
AB de Villiers was also a captain of South Africa’s junior rugby team. He said that “He never represented South Africa in rugby at any level.”
De Villiers hold six national school swimming records. He said that “As far as he recall, he did set an under 9 breast-stroke record at Warmbath’s Primary School but he never hold any national swimming record.”
AB was alo played tennis and made it into South Africa’s junior Davis Cup team. He said that “He did play tennis as a youngster and was occasionally ranked as the national No.1 in his age group.”
AB plays off a scratch handicap. De Villiers said that “He did get his official handicap down to a respectable one when he was 15 yrs old but there was not much time to play golf these days and his handicap drifted to nine.”