Happy Birthday AB de Villiers: ‘Legendary batsman’ of South Africa, who has made many records in cricket

Happy Birthday AB de Villiers

Happy Birthday AB De Villiers: AB de Villiers has also played golf, tennis, and rugby at the junior level but cricket probably needed him the most because of this…

AB de Villiers, the former captain of South Africa and one of the legendary batsmen, is celebrating his 37th birthday today i.e on 17 February. Due to his speed, agility, and fiery innings, he is called even the Superman of South Africa.

Born on 17 February 1984 in Pretoria, South Africa, AB played international cricket for South Africa, but he was seen representing teams in many other T20 leagues around the world. AB, who is said to be a good friend of Virat Kohli, also plays with his team RCB in the IPL. He left international cricket in the year 2018.

AB played tennis, golf, and rugby till

AB has also played golf, tennis, and rugby at the junior level but cricket probably needed him the most as some of his records in this great sport are still intact. At the age of 21, AB was called the ‘Future’ of South Africa cricket.

A double century against India and Pakistan

AB has scored two double centuries in his career, one against Pakistan and the other against India. He scored an unbeaten 278 against Pakistan in November 2010, which is the best score by a South African cricketer in Tests. Earlier in April 2008, he had scored an unbeaten 217 against India in Ahmedabad.

Fastest century record

AB holds the record for the fastest century in ODIs. He scored a century in just 31 balls and scored 149 runs in that match. He also holds the record for the half-century in 16 balls in ODIs. He has also won the ICC ODI Player of the Year Award thrice.

AB de Villier’s career

AB played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20 Internationals in his career. In Tests, he scored a total of 8765 runs with the help of 22 centuries and 46 half-centuries. His best score is 278 not out which he scored against Pakistan in 2010. In ODIs, he scored a total of 9577 runs including 25 centuries and 53 half-centuries. At the same time, a total of 1672 runs were scored in T20 International with the help of 10 half-centuries. He also took 9 wickets in his international career.

Can you participate in T20 World Cup?

There are speculations about AB de Villiers, who surprised everyone with his sudden retirement in the year 2018, that he may return to take part in the T20 World Cup this year. Although nothing is official on this yet, if the management and AB want then it can be possible. AB himself has expressed his desire for this.

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