AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers

Updated: 11 March 2022

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (AB de Villiers) was born on 17th February 1984 in Bela- Bela South Africa. He is regarded as one of the greatest players South Africa has ever produced. He began his carrier as a wicket-keeper batsman.

AB de Villiers is the only cricketer in the world who scored the fastest 50 in just 16 balls, fastest 100 in 31 balls, and fastest 150 in 164 balls in ODI. He has also won three-time ICC ODI player of the year awards in the year 2010, 2014, and 2015.

Also Read: TATA IPL 2022: 6 Players Who Can Win The Orange Cap In The Tournament

AB made his test debut against England on 16th December 2004 at port Elizabeth. ODI debut on 5th Feb 2005 against England. He retired from international cricket in 2018.

Today AB announces his retirement from all forms of cricket.

AB de Villiers overall stats as a player

Batting Career

MatchesInningsNot outRunsHighestAverageBalls facedStrike Rate100200504s6s
IPL 18417040516213339.73403151.73040413251

Also Read: TATA IPL: Who Will Win IPL (Indian Premier League) 2022?

AB de Villiers Man of the match awards

Test – 5, ODI – 27, World Cup – 5, T20I – 7, Champions League – 0, CPL – 2, Indian Premier League – 25

Man of the series-27

AB de Villiers IPL stats

AB de Villiers started his Indian Premier League (IPL) career with the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the year 2008. He represented Delhi in the first three IPL seasons. In 2011, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) roped him for Rs 5 crore. Since then, he has been one of the most important players for RCB over the years.

Also Read: IPL 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Full Schedule, Players List & Winning Prediction

His dependable batting has made him the most popular and highly respected foreign player. He is called a 360-degree player for his multidimensional batting skills.

AB de Villiers IPL 2021 auction price

11,0000000 Crore

De Villiers has played plenty of match-winning knocks for RCB over the years. He is also called the Mr dependable of the team. Very recently, AB de Villiers has created another milestone in IPL. Now he has the record for the highest number of man of the match awards in the IPL history with 25 awards.

Also Read: IPL 2022 Team List, Captains, Home Ground, Head Coaches, And Owners

AB de Villiers Captaincy Record

Matches captained103318
Matches won5928
Matches lost3919
No Result401
Win %60.1066.6647.05


AB de Villiers has captained South Africa in all three formats. After South Africa’s exit from the 2011 World Cup, de Villiers was appointed as the new captain of the ODI and T20I team. Due to the excess workload and pressure, he gave up the T20I captaincy in early 2013 but continued to play as South Africa’s main batsmen and their first choice wicket-keeper. His first international match as a captain in ODI was against Sri Lanka on 11 January 2012 at Paarl.

He has captained the national team in 103 ODIs and has won 59 of those.  His winning percentage of 60.10 is also one of the best among all the captains. He led the Proteas in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and they reached the semi-finals.

Also Read: IPL Winners Runners Up, Captains, Man Of The Match (Final), Player Of The Series List All Seasons

In Tests, De Villiers has captained for three matches winning two and losing one. In the T20 format, he has captained for 18 matches and has won eight of them. He announced his retirement from international cricket in the year 2018. However, he said that he would continue playing club cricket for a few years.

AB de Villiers is highly regarded as one of the most respected players across the globe. His performance in IPL has been simply outstanding.