AB De Villiers

Legendary South African Cricketer | Philanthropist


Popularly known as ABD by his fans, this South African batsman is famous for his 360-degree style of play and has been referred to as the 'Cricketing Superman'.

Since his debut in 2004, AB De Villiers is considered as one of the greatest batsmen in the cricketing world and holds many batting records, including the World's Fastest One Day International 50, 100 and 150, the Fastest Test Century By A South African and the Fastest T20I 50 By A South African. 

Although now retired, he is also the only batsman in ODI cricket to have completed a trio of 5000+ runs, 50+ average and 100+ strike rate in his career.

He was selected by the national squad when he was just 20-year-old in 2004. And since then, throughout his career, for the past 15 years, de Villiers has been glibly scoring runs and setting world records. 

He also played  in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Delhi Daredevils and currently plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

He is also a singer and guitarist and has also released a bilingual pop album named 'Maak Jou Drome Waar'. He is also actively invested in charity works as well.

He has also adopted a young child in Johannesburg and donates 100 percent of his fee forgiving weekly radio interviews to M.A.D.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2010 ICC ODI Player of the Year award
  • 2014 ICC ODI Player of the Year Award
  • 2015 ICC ODI Player of the Year Award
  • Fastest ODI century-31 balls vs WI
  • Fastest 150 in ODI- 64 balls vs WI
  • Fastest fifty in ODI-16 balls vs WI
  • Highest T20 partnership with Virat Kohli

Why AB De Villiers ?

Apart from being an exceptional cricketer he has been involved in charity works as well and has won numerous ‘Player of the series’ and ‘Man of the Match’ awards during his career. The life story of this young boy who had dreamt of becoming the most successful batsman in the world has inspired many.

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