AB Devilliers Biography and Career
Full name of AB devilliers is Abraham Benjamin de Villiers. He is a former South African international cricketer. He was born on 17 February 1984 at Warmbad, Transvaal Province, South Africa. In this article we are going to talk about the biography, career, notable works, games and family of AB Devilliers so read the article till the end.
AB Devilliers is also known by his nick name Mr. 360, ABD, Alien, Superman. During his 15-year international career he was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times and also at the end of 2019 he was comes in the list of one of the five Wisden cricketers of the decade. In the history of sports, he is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers.
AB Devilliers is a right-handed batter and he scored over 8,000 runs in Tests including 22 centuries and 46 fifties.
After spending his good time in the South Africa U19 team, he made his debut for the Titans in the year 2003/4.
At the age of 20 he made his Test debut on 16 December 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth stadium. With his top score of 217 runs, on 4 April 2008, De Villiers became the first South African to score a double century against India.
In the year 2005 he scored his first Test century against England. In ODI he made his first century against West Indies in 2007. For the fastest 100 and 150 in One-Day Internationals he also holds the world record.
Short biography of AB Devilliers
AB Devilliers is an international cricketer and he played so many games for his country, state and clubs this biography article is incomplete without talking about his career. So here you will gain info about his achievements and life story.
His parents Abraham B de Villiers and Millie de Villiers has three children among which AB devilliers is younger and other two brothers Jan de Villiers and Wessels de Villiers are elder than him. He completed his early education from Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool which is in Pretoria.
There he studied along with childhood friend and teammate Faf du Plessis, who still remains his good friend. He is graduate. His father was a doctor by occupation and in their younger age his father played rugby union. His father encouraged him to play sports as a child.
De Villiers married to her girlfriend Danielle Swart after 5 years of long dating. On 30th march 2013 in bela bela, South Africa they got married. They both have three children. He is a Christian. He is also a very good guitar player and singer.
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Random biography facts and FAQs about AB Devilliers
After the 2011 Cricket World Cup he was taken the position of captain of the national ODI side after Graeme Smith. , and and then he also became Test captain after the second Test of the home series against England in 2015/16 . In the December 2016 he resigned from Test captaincy due to an elbow injury which kept him out of the team for a long period of time.
Why did AB de Villiers take retirement?
In an interview AB de Villiers says that he has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, and stated that he lost his hunger for the game, and ending his 17-year career where he established himself as one the best player for his country.
We hope this biography article of AB Devilliers will be helpful for you to understand his journey and works.
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