Updated: 19 November
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.
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
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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.
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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
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.
AB de Villiers captaincy record
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.
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 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.