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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.

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AB de Villiers opts out of England Test series
AB de Villiers opts out of England Test series
The South African batsman also confirmed that the IPL will be the only T20 tournament that he will take part in 2017.
SK Flashback: When AB de Villiers smashed the fastest century of all-time
SK Flashback: When AB de Villiers smashed the fastest century of all-time
Reliving the insane 31-ball ODI hundred which helped de Villiers tear the record books apart.
Cricket South Africa CEO explains AB de Villiers' decision to skip NZ Tests
Cricket South Africa CEO explains AB de Villiers' decision to skip NZ Tests
Haroon Lorgat brushes aside suggestions of AB de Villiers picking and choosing his Test matches.
AB de Villiers says he is not retiring from Test cricket
AB de Villiers says he is not retiring from Test cricket
Speculations were rife over past few days that AB de Villiers may opt out of test cricket to focus on the shorter formats of the game.
Uncertainity looms over AB de Villiers' future in Tests
Uncertainity looms over AB de Villiers' future in Tests
Russell Domingo admitted that this is the right time for de Villiers to sit down, think and take a call about his future in Tests
Hashim Amla: The most under-rated Test batsman of our times
Hashim Amla: The most under-rated Test batsman of our times
A statistical look at why the 33-year old has not quite gotten the recognition that he rightfully deserves.
Pakistan now sets sights on direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Pakistan now sets sights on direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Everything to play for as Cricket moves into 2017.
JP Duminy, the Test cricketer- An underutilised talent or an unfulfilled promise?
JP Duminy, the Test cricketer- An underutilised talent or an unfulfilled promise?
A glance at JP Duminy's Test career, his numbers, recent form and much more.
KL Rahul admits playing with AB de Villiers was a huge help
KL Rahul admits playing with AB de Villiers was a huge help
The 24-year-old believes that sharing RCB dressing room with the South African star changed his approach towards the game.
Pakistan players should aim to surpass Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, advises Shahid Afridi
Pakistan players should aim to surpass Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, advises Shahid Afridi
The mercurial all-rounder is not surprised by Pakistan's dismal showing on Australian soil.
Angry South Africa coach tears into Rilee Rossouw for abandoning ship
Angry South Africa coach tears into Rilee Rossouw for abandoning ship
Russell Domingo feels let down by the middle-order batsman who has joined the departing Kyle Abbott.
Satire – cricketers and their New Year's resolutions
Satire – cricketers and their New Year's resolutions
This is a satirical piece and does not intend to hurt anybody's sentiments.
Satire: 5 things that can happen in cricket in 2017
Satire: 5 things that can happen in cricket in 2017
Disclaimer: This article is a work of fiction and has nothing to do with reality. Please don't take it seriously.
Virat Kohli named captain of Cricket Australia's T20 Team of 2016
Virat Kohli named captain of Cricket Australia's T20 Team of 2016
Virat Kohli is one of two Indians to feature in the T20 team of the year which features just two Australians.
Two Indians feature, Virat Kohli captain in Cricket Australia's ODI Team of 2016
Two Indians feature, Virat Kohli captain in Cricket Australia's ODI Team of 2016
Two South Africans and two Indians feature in this side which doesn't include AB de Villiers.
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