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AB de Villiers Biography & Latest News

AB de Villiers Biography

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, more commonly known by his initials AB, is a South African cricketer and the captain of the South African One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 teams. He is also part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. De Villiers is a right-handed batsman, who in a very short space of time has accumulated many runs in Tests including 13 centuries and 29 fifties. He plays as an occasional wicketkeeper for the South African cricket team. AB de Villiers scored two successive centuries in the 2011 World Cup. In the fourth season of Indian Premier League, he switched from Delhi Daredevils to Royal Challengers Bangalore for US$1.1 million. He is commonly considered as one of the best fielders in present day international cricket. AB de Villiers blasted the seventh fastest century in ODI cricket, in 58 balls, when he slammed an unbeaten 102 off just 59 balls against India in Ahmedabad on February 2010. He reached the top of the Test Batting rankings in March 2012.

AB de Villiers Latest News & Articles

5 final day performances to save a Test

When a special batting effort on the last day saved teams the ignominy of defeat.

Peter Siddle says Faf du Plessis's comments were funny ahead of Test series

Siddle was sidelined for about six months due to a back injury and is hoping to be fit for the first Test on 3 November.

AB de Villiers talks about his childhood dream that remains unfulfilled

In his autobiography, he has ranked the 2015 World Cup semi-final loss as the biggest disappointment of his career.

Ravichandran Ashwin does not believe in chasing personal milestones

The all-rounder is keen on enjoying his game rather than going after numbers.

Ultimate Cricket Trump Cards: AB De Villiers

Breaking down AB De Villiers' skills and attributes into one simple score sheet.

AB de Villiers reveals the worst sledge that he ever copped in his career

Recalling Australia's 2014 tour to South Africa, de Villiers termed some of the sledges he received during the series as unnecessary.

AB de Villiers describes how he proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal

AB de Villiers elaborately planned the moment when he asked his would-be wife the all-important question.

Debunking the "AB's got talent" myth

National hockey and football player, Jr. Rugby captain, six swimming records, fastest Jr. 100m timing and more - how much of it is true?

De Villiers targets a surprise return for Day-Night game in Adelaide

The South African is hoping against his doctor's wishes to be fit in time for the third Test against Australia in Adelaide

6 reasons why South Africa have been winning despite the absence of AB de Villiers

A peep into the transformation South Africa have undergone in the absence of their superman

5 reasons why modern day Tests produce more results

The influence of T20 cricket is evident on the most traditional form of the game.

South Africa vs Australia, 3rd ODI Stats: South Africa seal second-highest ODI run chase

Here are some interesting numbers from the third ODI between South Africa and Australia.

Top 5 cricket bat manufacturers in the world

Bats are an integral part of cricket, and here are the 5 companies that make best ones.

AB de Villiers opens up about match-fixing and corruption in the IPL

In his autobiography, the 32-year old has admitted that corruption continues to play a role in the game.

5 famous mid-pitch conversations in cricket

Mid-pitch conversations in the past have added extra flavour to a game.
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