Happy Birthday AB de Villiers: South Africa’s AB de Villiers is celebrating his 38th birthday today. The explosive batsman, popularly known as Mr 360, retired from cricket four years ago. AB de Villiers is one of the most successful and great batsmen in international cricket. Some of the records of his name in international cricket are still intact today.
He was born on 17 February 1984 in Warmbad, South Africa. Abby’s father is a doctor. He has two older brothers. Whose names are Jan de Villiers and Vessels de Villiers AB de Villiers is known as a great player today, all the credit goes to his father. It was he who inspired AB to play cricket. AB de Villiers is involved not only in cricket but also at the junior level in sports like golf, tennis, and so on.
The fastest century
In 2005, DeVilliers made his ODI debut against England. He has played 223 ODIs in his 14-year career. In which he has scored 9,577 runs. That includes 53 fifties. The fastest century is recorded in the name of AB. De Villiers also holds the record for the fastest 150 runs. He had scored 150 off 64 balls against the West Indies in 2015.
Centuries in the last 20 overs
This is the only player from AB de Villiers. Who came to bat after 30 overs and hit a century. He has done this twice.
The record for most sixes in an ODI World Cup
in ODI World Cup AB de Villiers holds the record for most sixes. He has hit a total of 32 sixes in the 2015 ODI World Cup. Not only that, he had caught everyone’s attention by hitting 16 sixes in a single match of the World Cup.
Retirement from international cricket
In 2018 AB de Villiers retired from international cricket. Currently, AB de Villiers is seen playing in the domestic cricket league. AB de Villiers was expected to return to the side in the recently concluded T20 World Cup. But, it was just a discussion.