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AB de Villiers Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

AB de Villiers Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (born 17 February 1984) is a former South African professional cricketer. He holds the record for fastest 50,100 and 150 in ODI cricket and he is the only batsman ever to average above 50 with a strike rate of above 100 (batsmen with minimum 5000 runs). He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He is credited for revolutionizing the game by regularly utilizing attacking unorthodox shots, particularly against the yorker. De Villiers was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career and was one of the five Wisden cricketers of the decade at the end of 2019.

AB de Villiers began his international career as a wicket-keeper-batsman, but he has played most often solely as a batsman. He batted at various positions in the batting order, but predominantly in the middle-order. Regarded as one of the most innovative and destructive batsmen in the modern era, as well as one of the greatest of all time, de Villiers is known for a range of unorthodox shots, particularly behind the wicket-keeper. He made his international debut in a Test match against England in 2004 and first played a One Day International (ODI) in early 2005. His debut in Twenty20 International cricket came in 2006. He scored over 8,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket and is one of the very few batsmen to have a batting average of over fifty in both forms of the game. In limited-overs cricket, he is an attacking player. He holds the record for the fastest ODI century in just 31 balls.

De Villiers captained South Africa in all three formats, although after a series of injuries, he stepped down from the Test captaincy. In 2017, he stepped down from captaining the national limited-overs games and in May 2018, he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. In January 2020, however, de Villiers expressed an interest in making an international comeback and play in the 2020 T20 World Cup, although later in the year it was confirmed that he would not do so. On 19 November 2021, De Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Early life

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born on 17 February 1984 in Warmbad (modern day Bela-Bela), South Africa to Abraham B de Villiers and Millie de Villiers. He has two elder brothers Jan de Villiers and Wessels de Villiers. He described his childhood days as “really relaxed lifestyle up there, where everyone knows everyone”. He was educated at Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria along with teammate Faf du Plessis, who was and still remains his good friend. He is a high school graduate. His father was a doctor who had played rugby union in his youth, and he encouraged his son to play sports as a child.

Personal life

De Villiers proposed to his girlfriend, Danielle Swart, at the Taj Mahal in 2012, after five years of dating. The couple got married on 30 March 2013, in Bela-Bela, South Africa. They have two sons and one daughter.

He is a devout Christian and has stated that his faith is crucial to his approach to life. He is also an accomplished guitar player and a singer. In 2010, he released a bilingual pop album entitled Maak Jou Drome Waar with his friend and South African singer Ampie du Preez. His autobiography was released in September 2016.

AB de Villiers Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Bio/Wiki
Full NameAbraham Benjamin de Villiers
Nickname(s)ABD, Mr. 360
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman and Wicket-keeper)
Famous ForHitting shots 360 degrees around the cricket ground
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet inches– 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourGolden Brown
Cricket
International DebutODI– 2 February 2005 against England at Bloemfontein
Test– 17 December 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth
T20– 24 February 2006 against Australia at Johannesburg
Jersey Number#17 (South Africa)
#17 (Domestic)
Domestic/State TeamAfrica XI, Barbados Tridents, Delhi Daredevils, Northerns, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Titans
Coach/MentorDean Botes
Favourite ShotPull shot
Records (main ones)• The 2nd youngest and the 2nd fastest South African to reach 1,000 Test runs, after Graeme Pollock.
• He holds the record of hitting the fastest 50 & 100 in an ODI.
• Record of reaching 7000 runs in minimum ODI matches.
• Holds the record of hitting maximum sixes in an ODI inning along with Rohit Sharma.
• Record of the fastest ODI 150, off 64 balls, in February 2015.
• Record of the fastest ODI century, off 31 balls, against West Indies in January 2015.
Awards/Achievements2010: ICC ODI Player of the Year
2014: ICC ODI Player of the Year, South African Cricketer of the Year
2015: ICC ODI Player of the Year, South African Cricketer of the Year, Cricketers’ Cricketer of the Year, SA Fan’s Cricketer of the Year, So Good Award
Career Turning PointHis performance for the Titans in the 2003-04 season, after which he was selected in the South African Test squad against the visiting team England.
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 February 1984
Age (as in 2022)38 Years
BirthplaceBela-Bela, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
Signature
NationalitySouth African
HometownPretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
SchoolWarmbaths Primary School, Bela-Bela
Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans Boys’ High School), Pretoria
College/UniversityN/A
Educational QualificationHigh School graduate
ReligionChristianity
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressA bungalow in Durban, South Africa
HobbiesSinging, Travelling, Swimming, Golfing
ControversiesIn April 2015, when AB was the ODI skipper of South Africa, an alleged quota controversy propelled after South Africa lost to New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup semi-final. South Africa’s high-performance coach Mike Horn admitted that the team management was forced to select Vernon Philander in place of the in-form Kyle Abbott during the World Cup to meet the quota targets.
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affair/GirlfriendDanielle de Villiers (Social Worker)
Marriage Date30 March 2013
Family
Wife/SpouseDanielle de Villiers (m. 2013-present)
ChildrenSons– Abraham de Villiers (born in 2015), John Richard de Villiers (born in 2017)

Daughter– None
ParentsFather– Abraham B de Villiers
Mother– Millie De Villiers
SiblingsBrothers– Jan de Villiers (Elder), Wessels de Villiers (Elder)

Sister– None
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s)Batsman– Virat Kohli
Bowler– Gerrit Deist, Wasim Akram
Fielder– Jonty Rhodes
Favourite Cricket GroundSuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa
Favourite Football TeamManchester United F.C.
Favourite Athlete(s)Roger Federer (Tennis), Tiger Woods (Golf)
Favourite Food(s)Pasta, Sea food
Favourite BeverageRed wine
Favourite ActorBrad Pitt
Favourite ActressKate Beckinsale
Favourite Film(s)Gladiator, A River Runs Through It
Favourite TV ShowThe Voice SA
Favourite BandSnow Patrol
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionAudi Q7, BMW X5
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2018)Retainer Fee– $363,000
Test Fee– $6,925
ODI Fee– $1,900
T20 Fee– $911
IPL 11– $2.21 million or ₹11 crore
Net Worth (approx.)$20 million

Career

de Villiers is a right-handed batter who accumulated over 8,000 runs in Tests including 22 centuries and 46 fifties. He holds the record for most Test innings without registering a duck (78), before being dismissed for nought against Bangladesh in November 2008. He also holds the second-highest individual score by a South African batsman, with 278*. Until 2012 he was an occasional wicket-keeper for South Africa, although after the retirement of regular Test keeper Mark Boucher and under his own captaincy he has started to regularly keep wicket for the national side in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He gave up wicket-keeping in 2015 and handed the gloves to debutant Quinton de Kock.

He holds the records for the fastest 50 (16 balls), 100 (31 balls) and 150 (64 balls) of all time in One Day Internationals by any batsmen, and also holds the fastest hundred by a South African in Tests and the fastest 50 by South African in T20Is. He is a three-time ICC ODI player of the year, winning the award in 2010, 2014 and 2015.

After the 2011 Cricket World Cup he succeeded Graeme Smith as captain of the national ODI side, and became Test captain after the second Test of the home series against England in 2015/16. He stepped down from Test captaincy in December 2016 due to an elbow injury which kept him out of the team for a long period.

Playing style

He is sometimes referred to as “Mr. 360” due to his ability to play shots all around the wicket, and as “Superman” due to his acrobatic fielding. In T20 cricket he is seen as an attacking batsman who plays a range of unconventional shots.

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