Often considered to be one of the finest batsmen, AB De Villiers is the epitome of versatility across all formats of cricket. When in peak form, Ab De Villiers batting style is known to take on any bowling attack apart with a wide array of strokes, irrespective of the side of the wicket. It is this very ability that caught the selector’s eyes, thereby, making his debut in 2004, at the age of 20. Registering his first Test century in his debut series against England, De Villiers made the world know that he had arrived.
|Name||AB De Villiers|
|Date of Birth||17 February 1984|
|Height||5 ft 8 Inches|
|Playing Role||Right Handed Batsman|
|Spouse||Danielle De Villiers|
It took just 16 first-class matches for AB De Villiers to make the jump to international cricket matches. Throughout his career, AB De Villiers has played at various positions, be it No.1 to No.8. At every position, he has performed with almost equal efficiency. To know more about some key AB De Villiers records in international cricket, have a look at the following points:
|Format||Matches||Innings||Runs||Highest score||Average||Strike Rate||100||200||50||4s||6s|
While he gave a steady performance in international T20 matches, it was in IPL that he got to show his explosive T20 avatar. AB De Villiers’s heavy hitting batting style has made him one of the most successful players in the Indian Premier League. After playing the first three seasons with Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals), AB De Villiers has had a successful run with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Here is a glimpse into some of his best performances in the Indian Premier League.
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