AB de Villiers : The Real legend from South Africa

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AB de Villiers is a previous South African cricketer who captained the South Africa group in all configurations of the amusement.AB De Villiers is an outstanding batsman who plays cricket of all forms and all conditions successfully. He is a true motivation for all and people will remember his cricket forever.

plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL), a T20 cricket competition played in India. He has played for Delhi Daredevils and at show plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. AB de Villiers proves his worth to RCB many times by playing in his 360-degree style.

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Early Life of AB de Villiers

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Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was conceived on seventeenth February 1984, in Warmbad which is arranged in the Limpopo area of South Africa. His dad’s name is Abraham B de Villiers and his mom is Millie de Villiers. He has two brothers and AB is youngest among them.

Despite the fact that his dad is a specialist, he was extremely excited about games and along these lines, he used to urge his children to participate in sports too. Also, he was good at tennis, swimming, and golf too. A Be De Villiers was educated in Afrikaans Boys’ High School, in Pretoria, South Africa.

The journey of AB de Villiers as a cricketer

In spite of being gifted in a few games, AB de Villiers at long last decided to seek after a profession in cricket.

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  • AB de Villiers made his giant appearance in a test against England in 2004. Although he was only twenty years old, his execution was very much valued. Throughout the years, he picked up a notoriety for being an exceptional defender too.
  • He stood ready in the wake of partaking in the 2007 World Cup. Be that as it may, his execution in the competition wasn’t exceptionally wonderful and they got feedback. Still, South Africa managed to enter the semi-finals but they lost to Australia.
  • AB de Villiers picked up a considerable measure of acclaim and notoriety the next year, after he scored a twofold century in a match against India, turning into the principal South African to have at any point done as such. AB de Villiers scored 217 runs being not out.


International matches played by AB de Villiers

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AB de Villiers initially came to notoriety in April 2008, after he scored a twofold century in a match against India, turning into the main South African to have at any point done as such. AB de Villiers holds numerous different records too including the quickest Test century by a South African and furthermore the speediest T20 50 by a South African.

He played his first test tournament in Perth, Australia in 2008 where he leads South Africa and they won. This was likewise South Africa’s first win in Australia following fifteen years.

His execution in the 2011 World Cup was likewise wonderful. He scored two centuries amid the competition, turning into the principal South African to have accomplished this accomplishment. Regardless of his splendid execution, South Africa lost at the quarterfinals to New Zealand.

In the wake of driving his group to a few triumphs, in January 2017, he led himself out of the vast majority of the test coordinates that South Africa would partake in the year. AB de Villiers continued playing in mid-2018 and took part in the Indian visit to South Africa.

In the second match of the resulting test arrangement against Australia, he scored his 22nd test century and helped his group win the match by six wickets.

2015 World Cup

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Later in 2011, he has delegated commander of the One Day International group. Subsequent to driving his group to a few test and ODI triumphs, AB de Villiers again demonstrated a splendid execution amid the 2015 World Cup. AB de Villiers turned into the most astounding run scorer for the South African group. South Africa worked hard to enter the semi-finals with him as their captain. But to their misfortune, they were beaten by New Zealand.

Personal Life

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AB de Villiers wedded Danielle Swart in 2013. The couple has one child named Abraham who was conceived in 2015. AB de Villiers is an ardent Christian and has talked about how his confidence in Jesus is essential to his life and vocation. He has likewise depicted the Bible as his most loved book.

AB de Villiers has a very melodic voice; his collection ‘Maak Jou Drome Waar’ did great and hit the national music graphs.

He is a football aficionado and an enormous devotee of the Manchester United Football Club.

Awards & Records

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All through his profession, AB de Villiers has won various ‘Player of the arrangement’s and ‘Man of the Match’ Awards.

Probably the most noteworthy records he has made in his vocation are the speediest 50 years and a century in an ODI, quickest 150 out of an ODI, most sixes out of an ODI, and the speediest player to achieve 9000 keeps running in ODI.

He is a main South African to score two centuries in a solitary World Cup, and furthermore the primary South African to score a twofold century against India.


AB de Villiers declared his retirement from all types of global cricket on 23 May 2018. Though he was still at the highest point of his amusement. He always played to entertain people and win their hearts by his natural gameplay. People will always remember AB de Villiers as a legend of cricket.



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  1. I know nothing about cricket but this guy seems amazing at his sport! It’s too bad that all athletes have to retire someday.

  2. Wow! He’s an amazing athlete and an inspiration to many. His passion definitely helped him succeed and become better at the sport. That’s really impressive and awesome!

  3. Cricket lovers in India know AB de Villiers quite well. It is good to read about this great South African cricketer again.

  4. I didn’t know that much about him. He is an extraordinary athlete. You really did your research for this. Great job.

  5. I honestly don’t know too much about cricket, but he seems like an amazing athlete. It’s great he was able to succeed at what he was passionte about. Thanks for sharing!

  6. He sounds like an amazing player and amazing human being. I Think he seem very passionate about his sport.Great job.

  7. Wow such a great player thank you for sharing you post you inspired everyone.You are brilliant person, Congratulations!

  8. Sounds like he was quite the player! I have honestly never seen cricket played, but it does sound rather interesting!

  9. I had not heard of AB de Villiers before, but it was very interesting to learn about. Your post was very informative. He was such an inspiring and amazing athlete. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Even though I am not familiar with cricket, I do appreciate your time in writing an in-depth article on someone like AB. It helps people recognize the legends for what they really are.

  11. Nice to get to know this athlete! An example for all of us, inspiring us to fight hard to reach our goals 🙂

  12. Huge fan of the sport. An de Villiers was certainly one of the men to light up the cricket world. Great to know all these about him which I didn’t know before. Thanks for sharing

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