AB de Villiers Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Facts & More

Abraham de Villiers is a former South African cricketer who is referred to as Mr. 360 because of his impressive shots. He played for Titans in domestic cricket and currently playing for Royal challengers Bangalore in the Indian premier league. He is A right-handed top-order batsman. AB was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career and also featured in Wisden Cricketers of the Decade at the end of 2019.

AB de Villiers Biography, Lifestyle, Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Income, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, House, Cars, Records, Awards & Facts

Bio/Wiki

Full Name

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Nickname

ABD, Mr. 360

Profession

Professional Cricketer (Batsman and Wicket-keeper)

Batting

Right Handed

Bowling

Right Arm Medium Pace

Jersey Number

  • #17 South Africa International Cricket Team
  • #17 Titans Cricket Team
  • #17 Royal Challengers Banglore (IPL)

Teams

  • National Team South Africa International Cricket Team
  • Domestic Team Titans Cricket Team
  • IPL 2020 Team – Royal Challengers Banglore

Personal Life

AB de Villiers

Date of Birth / Birthplace

AB was born on 17 February 1984 in Bela-Bela, South Africa.

Age

He is currently 36 years old (as in 2020).

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Nationality

South African

Religion

Christianity

Address

A bungalow in Durban, South Africa

Education

AB studied at Warmbaths Primary School, Bela-Bela, Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria, Along With His Teammate Faf du Plessis.

Physical Statistics And More

Height (approx.)

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 180 cm
  • In meters – 1.80 m

Weight (approx.)

  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Measurements (approx.)

  • Chest: 40 Inches
  • Waist: 32 Inches
  • Biceps: 14 inches

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Golden Brown

Family, & Relationship

Parents & Siblings

  • Father – Abraham B de Villiers (Doctor)
  • Mother – Millie De Villiers
AB de Villiers His Father And Mother
AB de Villiers His Father And Mother
  • Siblings – Wessels De Villiers (Elder Brother), Jan De Villiers (Elder Brother)
AB De Villiers With His Brothers
AB De Villiers With His Brothers

Girlfriend / Spouse

AB de Villiers dated –

  • Danielle de Villiers 
AB De Villiers With Danielle de Villiers

Marital Status

Married

  • Danielle de Villiers (2013-Present) – On 30 March 2013 AB Married with Danielle de Villars. And They Blessed With Two Son. Abraham de Villiers (born in 2015) and John Richard de Villiers (born in 2017)
AB De Villiers With His Wife
AB De Villiers With His Wife

Career

Career turning point

De Villiers became the first South African to score a double century against India with his top score of 217.De Villiers scored a match-winning century  In the first Test in Perth while chasing 414 targets from this he started gaining attraction and In IPL auction 2008 he was bought by Delhi daredevils for 1.2 crores.

Famous For

Playing cricket and Hitting shots 360 degrees around the cricket ground.

ODI Debut

on 2 February 2005 AB made his ODI debut against England in Bloemfontein. England batted first and scored 270/5 runs in their 50 overs. South Africa also scored 270 runs at the loss of eight wickets and the match was tied. Where AB scored just 20 runs in 56 balls.

Test Debut

on 17 December 2004, at the age of 20 AB made his Test debut along with Dale Steyn against England at the age of 20.

T20 Debut

on 24 February 2006, AB made his T20 debut against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium. De Villiers faced only 3 balls for no runs and remained not out.

IPL Debut

AB de Villiers was selected for team Delhi Daredevils in IPL auction 2008 for 1.2 crores and played his debut match in 2008, and then he shifted to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2011.

 AB has scored 4395 runs at an average of 39.95 and a strike rate of 151.23 In 154 IPL matches. It includes 33 half-centuries and 3 centuries. His highest score of unbeaten 133 runs came against Mumbai Indians in 2015.

Records

  • Fastest fifty in ODI-16 balls vs WI
  • Fastest 150 in ODI- 64 balls vs WI in February 2015
  • Fastest ODI century- 31 balls vs WI in January 2015
  • Highest T20 partnership with Virat Kohli—229 runs
  • He holds the record of hitting the fastest 50 & 100 in an ODI.
  • Record of reaching 7000 runs in minimum ODI matches.
  • The 2nd youngest and the 2nd fastest South African to reach 1,000 Test runs, after Graeme Pollock. 

Awards

  • 2010 ICC ODI Player of the Year award
  • 2014 ICC ODI Player of the Year Award
  • 2015 ICC ODI Player of the Year Award

Controversy

  • In April 2015, when AB was the ODI captain of South Africa, an alleged quota dispute began after South Africa lost to New Zealand in the World Cup semi-finals. South Africa’s leading coach Mike Horn admitted that the team management was ordered to select Vernon Philander in place of in-form Kyle Abbott during the World Cup to meet the quota target.
  • During the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, and after South Africa lost their first three matches in the tournament, the details of de Villiers made themselves available for selection for the national team on the day the team was to be announced. AB was not picked because he did not play any international cricket for his country to advance to the tournament, despite being inspired by South African coach Otis Gibson earlier this year. AB was criticized for his decision to play in the franchise league instead of his country.

AB de Villiers Salary And Net worth

Ab de Villiers’s salary is 11 crores per year in the south African cricket team and he has earned around 102 crores from IPL since 2008.

AB de Villiers has an estimated total Networth of Rs 148Crores ($ 21 Million) in 2020, and His main source of income is Brand Endorsements and playing cricket.

Ab de Villiers’s overall IPL Earnings :

YearTeamIPL Salary
2021Royal Challengers BangaloreRs. 11.0 crore
2020Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 11.0 crore
2019Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 11.0 crore
2018Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 11.0 crore
2017Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 9.5 crore
2016Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 9.5 crore
2015Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 9.5 crore
2014Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 9.5 crore
2013Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 5.85 crore
2012Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 5.5 crore
2011Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs. 5.00 crore
2010Delhi Daredevils Rs. 1.38 crore
2009Delhi Daredevils Rs. 1.47 crore
2008Delhi Daredevils Rs. 1.2 crore
Total Rs. 102.50 crore

Some Lesser Known Facts About AB de Villiers

Some Lesser Known Facts About AB de Villiers

• When AB was a kid, he played various sports, such as cricket, badminton, tennis, swimming, football, and rugby but after some time AB only concentrates on his cricketing career.

• AB was a prankster as a child and was once expelled from school for doing mischief.

• AB and Faf du Plessis have been best friends since childhood.

• On 18 January 2015, AB set the record for fastest ODI century in 31 balls against the West Indies at Wanderers in Johannesburg.

• AB de Villiers is one of the fastest players to reach 7000 runs in One Day Internationals

• AB de Villiers made the record for the fastest 50 runs in 16 balls, fastest 100 runs in 31 balls, and fastest 150 runs in just 64 balls in One Day Internationals.

• He is a record holder for the second-highest individual score in tests by a South African Cricketer that is 278.

• AB de Villiers has a record of  most sixes (37 sixes) in the Cricket World Cup

• He completed his studies at a public school in Pretoria which was named as Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool.

• AB de Villiers was one of the five Wisden cricketers at the end of 2019 of the decade.

• Along with cricket  He also loves to sing and has his own band of performers with whom he sings.

• His father was a doctor who had played rugby union at a young age.

• AB got married to Danielle de Villiers.

• AB proposed Danielle at the Taj Mahal in India, a place regarded as the symbol of love. 

• He is also interested in Tennis and soccer and his favorite tennis player is  Roger Federer

• AB de Villiers was selected for the Junior National Hockey squad in his childhood.

• AB Received a national medal from Nelson Mandela for a science project in his school days.