AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is an South Africa cricketer. Being Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm medium Bowler in the South Africa national cricket team.
|Born||17 February 1984, Warmbad|
|Height||5 ft 11 inch (180 cm)|
|Father||Abraham B de Villiers|
|Mother||Millie de Villiers|
|Wife||Danielle de Villiers|
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born on 17 February 1984, Warmbad, Transvaal, Province, South Africa. His age is around 39 years (2023).
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 Hoer 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.
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, AB de Villiers – the Autobiography, was released in September 2016. He is the most-followed South African on Instagram.
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.
|Test Debut||17 December 2004 v England (Cap 296)|
|ODI Debut||02 February 2005 v England (Cap 78)|
|T20I Debut||24 February 2006 v Australia (Cap 20)|
|IPL||2011-2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore|
After a spell in the South Africa U19 team, he made his debut for the Titans in 2003/4.
He made his Test debut as a 20-year-old on 16 December 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth. He made a strong impression opening the batting, but was dropped down the order for the second Test and also handed the wicket-keeping gloves.
In this match, he made a match-saving half-century from number seven. However, he found himself at the top of the order again for the final Test of the series.
He has been used in a similar fashion to Jonty Rhodes in ODIs, opening the innings, although he currently bats in the middle order. De Villiers gave the selectors a sign by producing his then highest one-day score of 92 not out, which included 12 fours and one six, from 98 balls against India in the 2006 winter series.
De Villiers had a reputation as an outstanding fielder, typified by a diving run-out of Simon Katich of Australia in 2006, when he dived to stop the ball, and while still lying on his stomach facing away from the stumps.
He tossed the ball backwards over his shoulder and effected a direct hit. This has also led people to make further comparisons of him to Jonty Rhodes, who was also one of the finest fielders of his generation. His fielding positions other than wicket-keeper are 1st and 2nd slip and cover.
2011 Cricket World Cup
AB de Villiers scored two successive centuries in the 2011 World Cup. He became the first South African to score two centuries in a single World Cup and the fifth batsman after Mark Waugh, Saeed Anwar, Rahul Dravid and Matthew Hayden to score two consecutive centuries in a single World Cup tournament.
He also became the 16th batsman to score two or more centuries in one World Cup tournament. AB de Villiers’ strike rate of 136.73 is the highest among South African batsmen who have scored centuries in World Cup Matches. With his third player of the match award in World Cups, De Villiers is joint second with Jacques Kallis on the list of South African players with most match awards in World Cups. Lance Klusener heads the list with five awards.
Rising through the ranks
On 6 June 2011, then South Africa coach Gary Kirsten announced that AB de Villiers would be South Africa’s new limited-overs captain. “I’m very excited but I’m also inexperienced.
But I’ve learnt a lot the last seven years from an unbelievable captain,” said De Villiers, who had never captained a team at first-class level. “It’s a big responsibility, but there’ll be a fresh look in the side, which is good.”
On 4 February 2013, De Villiers equalled Jack Russell’s record of 11 dismissals in a match. He also scored an unbeaten 103 off 117 balls in South Africa’s second innings of the same match. In the process, he became the first wicket-keeper to score a century and claim 10 dismissals in a Test.
On 18 March, during the third ODI match of Pakistan’s tour of South Africa at Johannesburg, De Villiers and Hashim Amla shared the record for the highest third-wicket partnership in an ODI when they scored 238. De Villiers scored 12 fours and 3 sixes, and a total of 128.
Record breaking year
On 18 January 2015, De Villiers scored both the fastest fifty and the fastest century by a batsman in One Day International cricket, off 16 balls and 31 balls respectively and eventually scoring 149 runs off 44 balls in 59.5 minutes against West Indies.
2015 World Cup
De Villiers was one of the top performers at the 2015 Cricket World Cup scoring 482 runs at an average of 96.0 and strike rate of 144.0 during the tournament.
On 27 February 2015, De Villiers scored 162 runs off 66 balls in a match against the West Indies in Pool B, leading South Africa to their second-highest total in World Cup history (408), at Sydney Cricket Ground. With this feat, he became the record holder for the fastest 50, 100 and 150 in One-Day International history.
Under the captaincy of De Villiers, South Africa qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup but lost to New Zealand in the match. De Villiers finished the tournament as the third-highest run-scorer with 482 runs, behind Martin Guptill and Kumar Sangakkara.
At the end of the tournament, he was ranked number 1 in the ICC batsmen rating in One day International cricket and number 3 in the ICC batsmen rating in Test cricket. He was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ for the 2015 World Cup by the ICC.
2016–2018 and retirement
On 6 January 2016, the second Test match between England and South Africa ended in a draw. After the end of the match, Hashim Amla resigned from the captaincy and de Villiers was chosen to captain South Africa for the last two matches.
On 21 February 2016, de Villiers scored the fastest T20I fifty by a South African, in just 21 balls. He completed the innings with 79 runs in 29 balls and led South Africa to a clean sweep in the T20I series.
On 18 January 2017, de Villiers ruled himself out from most of the Test matches and ultimately played in December 2017. However, a day before the Test match, Faf du Plessis picked up a viral infection, putting him in doubt for the match.
On the morning of the Test, he was ruled out of the fixture, with AB de Villiers replacing him as captain. He also kept wicket during the match, as South Africa’s wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock suffered a hamstring injury while batting on day one.
He took eight catches in the match and the Test match finished inside two days, with South Africa winning by an innings and 120 runs.
De Villiers returned for the Indian tour to South Africa in 2018. He stated he had given up wicket-keeping as his back could no longer handle the demand, and Faf du Plessis resumed his role as captain in all forms of the game.
In the second Test match against Australia, he scored his 22nd Test century with a score of 126 not out off 146 balls in the first innings. His performance helped the team win the match by 6 wickets.
In January 2020, it was rumoured that de Villiers was in talks to make a comeback to the South African T20I side for the 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. De Villiers, as well as South African director of cricket Graeme Smith and head coach Mark Boucher, confirmed these rumours.
In November 2020, de Villiers was nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, and the award for ODI cricketer of the decade.
De Villiers has scored 22 Test and 25 ODI centuries. He scored his first Test century against England in 2005 and his first ODI century against West Indies in 2007. He also holds the world record for the fastest 100 and 150 in One-Day Internationals.
De Villiers has become one of the most successful batsmen in the IPL. After originally playing for Delhi Daredevils, he moved to RCB for US$1.5 million in the league’s fourth season. Three of his four Twenty20 centuries have come in the IPL and he has played in over 150 matches in the league.
Following his retirement from international cricket, his future in T20 franchise leagues was uncertain until he announced in July 2018 that he intended to continue to play in the IPL for “a few years”.
Ab De Villiers announced his retirement in on 19 November 2021 From Indian Premier League ( after 14th edition of Indian Premier League )He said that he would rejoin RCB for the 2023 season, but not as a player.
On 17 May 2022, de Villiers was inducted into the RCB Hall of Fame for his incredible contribution to the team from 2011 to 2021.
Other than the IPL, de Villiers has played franchise T20 cricket for Barbados Tridents, Tshwane Spartans, Rangpur Riders, Middlesex, Brisbane Heat and Lahore Qalandars in leagues across the world. He has been criticised for his decision to play in franchise leagues rather than for his country.
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.
AB de Villiers Stats
AB de Villiers Net Worth
According to various online resources the net worth of AB de Villiers is estimated around $25 million dollars which is 200 crores in Indian Currency.
Social Media and Advertisements
AB de Villiers has also a best amount of social media following by which he makes decent amount of money. He had also done many TV commercials for Brands till now.
|Net Worth||$25 Million|
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees||200 Crore INR|
|Monthly Income And Salary||5 crore+|
|Yearly Income||60 Crore +|
|Income Source||Cricket, Advertisement|
Social Media of AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has also a huge amount of Fan following over his social media platforms. He has total 29.8 million followers combining his Instagram and Twitter.
AB de Villiers posts entertaining content on his Instagram with members of Team India & England at a period of time. His reels also got viral many times till now.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
1.What is the net worth of AB de Villiers in Indian rupees?
Ans. The net worth of AB de Villiers in 200 crores in Indian rupees.
2. How old is AB de Villiers?
Ans. AB de Villiers is 39 years old.
3. Nick name of AB de Villiers?
Ans. Nick name of AB de Villiers is Mr. 360, Mr. Alien & ABD.
4. Which Country in AB de Villiers Belongs ?
Ans.AB de Villiers Belongs to South Africa.
5.For Which Team AB de Villiers play IPL 2023?
Ans. AB de Villiers play not IPL in 2023.
6.Is AB de Villiers mentor of RCB?
Ans. Yes AB de Villiers is a mentor of RCB.