AB de Villiers whose full name is Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is a South African former cricketer and the captain of One Day International team. He was born on 17th February 1984 in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa.
AB de Villier’s playing role is wicketkeeper-batsman, battling style is a right-hand bat, bowling style is right arm medium and his fielding position is the wicketkeeper. He has the 10th-most total centuries scored (47) among all international cricketers.
AB de Villiers Age
He was born on the 17th of February 1984 in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa. As of 2020, he is 36 years old.
AB de Villiers Wife
He has been married to Danielle de Villiers since the year 2013.
AB de Villiers Achievements
In December 2013 he became the ninth batsman in history to top the batting rankings in both Tests and ODIs.
2014 he was ranked as the second-highest run-getter for South Africa in both the formats, behind Amla.
AB de Villiers 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.
Holds the fastest hundred by a South African in Tests and the fastest 50 by South African in T20Is.
AB de Villiers is a three-time ICC ODI player of the year, winning the award in 2010, 2014 & 2015.
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AB de Villiers signs for Brisbane Heat, set to make BBL debut
AB de Villiers is set to make his make long-awaited Big Bash League debut after signing for Brisbane Heat for the 2019-20 season, the franchise confirmed on Tuesday, 1 October.
Heat has responded to the retirement of Brendon McCullum earlier this year by roping in de Villiers, who will join the side for the second half of the season. The former South Africa batsman had hinted at joining the BBL before and has finally confirmed his availability for the tournament.
“I’ve spoken to Chris [Lynn, the Heat captain] a few times after games in the IPL,” de Villiers said. “I always enjoy the way he plays the game, he really goes after the bowling, he attacks the game, and he seems like a really good team-mate. He gives his best shot for the boys. I’m looking forward to joining forces with him.
The 2019 edition of the BBL begins on 17 December, but de Villiers will join the franchise only next year – he wants to spend the holidays with his family.
“You go through moments after retirement when you’re really keen to play, then you just want to be at home,” de Villiers said. “It’s really difficult to balance that out, time spent at home and time away, so I’m very selective of where I play at the moment, and the body is getting a bit older so I can’t play too much.
“I like to be at home over the Christmas and New year period, but I couldn’t say no to coming to Brisbane and joining in on the fun. It’s one of the best tournaments around and I’ve been following it for a while now. From what I’ve heard from other players who have played there, it’s just all positives. The standard of cricket is good, and they get big crowds.”