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35 best images from AB de Villiers' career so far

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AB appreciating the crowd after his match-winning knock against England The South African one-day international team skipper and star batsman AB de Villiers’ strength has always been measured by the great numbers he produces on the field. He has developed and shaped himself in a very different manner. People compare him with the past greats without any hesitation because of the character he has shown in his game.It doesn’t matter to him if he batting down the order in an under pressure situation or up the order to give a flying start. He bowls when his team need him to bowl, his fielding abilities are an asset to the Proteas which is carrying the mettle of Jonty Rhodes’ standard.De Villiers is not only famous among the South African crowd but also among the every other country he has played in while touring with his team or alone on a ‘twenty20’ mission.Enough has been said and written about his greatness already, many treats him as modern ‘GOD’ of cricket. Here are some some of the BEST captured pictures from his picturesque career:

#1 New kid in the block

AB de Villiers is seen during the South Africa cricket team practice session at Jolly Harbour cricket ground on March 28, 2005, in Antigua, West Indies.

Daren Powell of the West Indies hits out as AB de Villiers takes evasive action during day five of the fourth Test between the West Indies and South Africa at the Antigua Recreation Ground on May 3, 2005, in Antigua, West Indies.

#2 Paddle Ball

AB De Villiers having a game of paddle ball during the Western Australia XI and South Africa tour match at the University of Western Australia James Oval December 11, 2005, in Perth, Australia.

De Villiers relaxing during the Western Australia XI and South Africa tour match at the University of Western Australia James Oval December 11, 2005 in Perth, Australia.

#3 Thrill to watch

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AB de Villiers trying to run out Sanath Jayasuriya with a direct diving throw during the ICC Cricket World Cup Super Eights match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Guyana National Stadium on March 28, 2007, in Providence, Guyana.

De Villiers falls on the ground after playing a shot during the ICC World Cup 2007 Super Eight match between West Indies and South Africa at the Grenada National Stadium in Saint George's, 10 April 2007. Despite hit by frequent cramp, De Villiers hammered 146-runs before being dismissed as South Africa scored 346-3 at the end of 49 overs.

#4 Swimmer AB

AB de Villiers during a swimming session held at the Pearl Continental Hotel on October 14, 2007, in Lahore, Pakistan.

#5 Cheeky

MS Dhoni of India looks on as AB de Villiers scores runs during The ICC World Twenty20 Group C match between South Africa and India played at The Beausejour Cricket Ground on May 2, 2010, in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.

#6 India connection

Shahrukh Khan (2nd R) is joined on stage by cricketer AB de Villiers (R) during the post-match concert after the Standard Bank Pro20 international match between South Africa and India at Moses Mabhida Stadium on January 09, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.

Faf du Plessis, De Villiers, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel of South Africa during the South African national cricket team offbeat session at Royal Garenia Hotel in the city of Bengaluru on February 16, 2011, in India.

#7 RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB DeVilliers hits a six during the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Pune Warriors (PW) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 17, 2012.

De Villiers scores a boundary during the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Royal Challenger Bangalore and Deccan Chargers at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on May 6, 2012.

#8 Reverse

AB de Villiers reverse sweeps a delivery during the 3rd Momentum ODI match between South Africa and Pakistan at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on March 17, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Part 2 of the same above De Villiers reverse sweeps during the 3rd Momentum ODI match between South Africa and Pakistan at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on March 17, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

#9 Elegant

AB de Villiers in action as Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India watches during the ICC Champions Trophy group B match between India and South Africa at Cardiff Stadium on June 6, 2013, in Cardiff, Wales.

#10 Hit it!

AB de Villiers about to hit a boundary during the 1st Momentum ODI match between South Africa and India at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on December 05, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South Africa team were wearing a pink strip to improve breast cancer education and awareness across South Africa.

#11 Twister

AB de Villiers bats during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 Group 1 match between England and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on March 29, 2014, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

#12 Hook

AB de Villiers hooks the ball away for four runs during the One Day International match between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park on October 27, 2014, in Hamilton, New Zealand.

#13 Australia 2014

AB de Villiers bats during the One-Day International match between Australia and South Africa at WACA on November 16, 2014, in Perth, Australia.

South Africa's captain De Villiers plays a shot during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015.

De Villiers plays a reverse sweep past Mathew Wade of Australia off the bowling of Glenn Maxwell during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 21, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia.

AB de Villiers is caught out after top-edging a pull shot off the bowling of Pat Cummins of Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 21, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia.

#14 West Indies Havoc

AB de Villiers reverse sweeps a delivery during the 2nd Momentum ODI between South Africa and West Indies at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on January 18, 2015, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

De Villiers pulls a delivery during the 4th Momentum ODI between South Africa and West Indies at St Georges Park on January 25, 2015, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

#15 World Cup - 1

AB de Villiers bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015, in Sydney, Australia.

De Villiers during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015, in Sydney, Australia.

Skipper De Villiers bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015, in Sydney, Australia.

#16 World Cup - 2

AB de Villiers bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Ireland at Manuka Oval on March 3, 2015, in Canberra, Australia.

De Villiers during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan at Eden Park on March 7, 2015, in Auckland, New Zealand. His wax statue should be made in this position, what control this man has while he plays some these exquisite shots!

#17 World Cup - 3

AB de Villiers of South Africa bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Ireland at Manuka Oval on March 3, 2015, in Canberra, Australia.

#18 World Cup - 4

AB De Villiers puts the ball behind sweetly with his jumping ‘in-control’ move during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park on March 24, 2015, in Auckland, New Zealand.

#19 World Cup - 5 (Lost one)

AB de Villiers of South Africa falls over the stumps during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park on March 24, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Proteas skipper missd a crucial run-out which could have helped his team go through the semi-final.

#20 But, he is the favourite guy!

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (C), who captains the national team, takes selfies with his fans during an event carried out by South African Cricket Association (SACA) at the Melrose Arch shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 4, 2015.

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