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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

Ravichandran Ashwin reveals his most memorable memories in Tests

Ashwin spoke about his 200th wicket, the records he has amassed and his lean spell from two years ago.

Jimmy Neesham feels ball tampering will make Test cricket more interesting

New Zealand is scheduled to play 3 Test matches followed by a 5-match ODI series during the tour.

The weekly SK Cricket Social Round-Up: September 18-22

Find out what your favourite cricketers said or did last week on social media.

When Ray Jennings reprimanded AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers reveals how Jennings went 'ballistic' after a poor performance from the current South African captain.

5 things that are on a batsman's mind while facing a bowler in a test match

Humorous piece on what goes through a batsman's mind while facing a bowler in a test match

AB de Villiers refutes stories about his sporting achievements as a youngster

Sky Sports published an article listing AB de Villiers' various achievements, which have been termed as false by the South African cricketer

AB de Villiers names his childhood friend as the best bowler he has ever faced

He also reveals how he used to play his formative years of cricket in an "uncompromising environment".

AB de Villiers reveals he was nervous before smashing the fastest ODI hundred ever

The 32-year old explains how 'everything felt just right' when he was carting the West Indian bowlers all over the park.

Top 10 most followed cricketers on Instagram

Listing down the most popular cricketers on Instagram

5 unorthodox cricket shots behind the wicket

Unorthodox cricket shots are a common sight these days. Here are 5 of the best.

5 batsmen who can continue the "Dilscoop" legacy

We take a look at five such batsmen who can execute this difficult shot perfectly and continue the legacy of the 'Dilscoop'.

5 Supermen in the world of cricket

In this article, we take a look at the 5 Supermen in the world of cricket, players who take pride in putting up a show for the audience.

Cricket boards of Australia, England and South Africa push for pooled broadcast rights

Under the pooled system, prospective bidders from all over the world would be able to bid for any bilateral series happening anywhere.

Top players want separate windows for T20 leagues as well as two-tier Tests

AB de Villiers, Steven Smith and Jason Holder lead requests for major changes.

ICC ODI rankings: Root, Sarfraz and Bailey lead batsmens charge in latest ICC ODI rankings

Starc back in top three; Rashid, Woakes, Faulkner and Hastings make impressive gains.
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