AB de Villiers is a former South African cricketer. A right-handed top-order batsman, AB is considered as one of the best batsmen in the world. 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, Records, Net Worth, Income, Salary, House, Cars, Favorites, Affairs, Awards, Family & Facts
AB de Villiers Bio/Wiki
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
ABD, Mr. 360
Professional Cricketer (Batsman and Wicket-keeper)
Right Arm Medium Pace
- #17 South Africa International Cricket Team
- #17 Titans Cricket Team
- #17 Royal Challengers Banglore (IPL)
- National Team – South Africa International Cricket Team
- Domestic Team – Titans Cricket Team
- IPL 2020 Team – Royal Challengers Banglore
AB de Villiers Personal Life
Date of Birth / Birthplace
AB was born on 17 February 1984 in Bela-Bela, South Africa.
He is currently 36 years old (as in 2020).
A bungalow in Durban, South Africa
AB studied at Warmbaths Primary School, Bela-Bela, Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria, Along With His Teammate Faf du Plessis.
AB de Villiers Family, & Relationship
AB de Villiers Parents & Siblings
- Father – Abraham B de Villiers (Doctor)
- Mother – Millie De Villiers
- Siblings – Wessels De Villiers (Elder Brother), Jan De Villiers (Elder Brother)
AB de Villiers Girlfriend / Spouse
AB de Villiers dated –
- Danielle de Villiers – She is a Social Worker
- 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 Physical Statistics And More
- In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
- In centimeters – 180 cm
- In meters – 1.80 m
- In Kilograms – 75 kg
- In Pounds – 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)
- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
AB de Villiers Career
Playing cricket and Hitting shots 360 degrees around the cricket ground.
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.
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.
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.
In the IPL, AB played the first three seasons for the Delhi Daredevils. 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.
AB de Villiers 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.
AB de Villiers 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
AB de Villiers 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
Retainer Fee: $363,000
Test Fee: $6,925
ODI Fee: $1,900
T20 Fee: $1,900
IPL 11: Rs. 11 crore
AB de Villiers has an estimated total Networth of INR 200 Crores ($26 million) in 2020, and His main source of income is Brand Endorsements and playing cricket.
AB de Villiers Favorites Things
- Favorite Cricketers –
- Batsman– Virat Kohli
- Bowler– Wasim Akram
- Fielder– Jonty Rhodes, Ravindra Jadeja
- Favorite Sportsman – Roger Federer (Tennis)
- Favorite Actors – Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr.
- Favorite Actress – Kate Beckinsale
- Favorite Movie – Gladiator, 300
Some Lesser Known Facts About AB de Villiers
• AB’s father was a doctor and he loves play sports and he always encouraged AB to play sports.
• 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.
• In September 2016, AB released his autobiography “AB: The Autobiography” in English and Afrikaans
• AB could not stop his tears from coming out and cried on the field when Nel-Byte lost in the World Cup 2015 semi-final match against New Zealand.
• Jonty Rhodes once revealed that AB wanted to retire from Test cricket in 2016, but Cricket South Africa urged him not to retire.
• On 23 May 2018, AB stunned all cricket fans around the world after announcing his retirement from international cricket via a video message.