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AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (born 17 February 1984) is a former South African international cricketer. AB de Villiers has been named ICC ODI Player of the Year his third time in his 15-year international career, and in his decade at the end of 2019, he was named one of five Wisden cricketers. was one of He is considered one of the greatest cricketers in the history of the sport.

AB de Villiers began his international career as a wicket-keeper batsman, but for the most part he has only played as a batsman. He batted in various positions in the batting order, but mostly in middle. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time as well as one of the most innovative and devastating batsmen of the modern era. known for his unorthodox shots. He made his international debut in his Test match against England in 2004 and played for the first time in his One Day International (ODI) in early 2005. In 2006 he made his Twenty20 International cricket debut. One of the few batsmen with a batting average of over 50 in both forms of the game.LimitedHis OversIn his cricket, he is an attacking player. He holds the fastest record in his ODI century with just his 31 pitches.

His Early Life

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born on February 17, 1984 in Wormbad (now Bella Bella), South Africa, to Abraham B. de Villiers and Millie de Villiers. He has two older brothers Jan de Villiers and his Wessels de Villiers. He described his own childhood as "a really relaxed lifestyle we all know". He was educated at his Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria alongside his teammate his Faf du Plessis. he is a high school graduate His father, a doctor who played rugby union in his youth, encouraged his son to play the sport as a child.

His Career

De Villiers is a right-handed batsman who has amassed over 8,000 runs in Tests including the 22nd Century and his 46 50s. He holds the record for his innings for most Tests without registering a duck (78) before going clean against Bangladesh in November 2008. Until 2012 he was an occasional wicketkeeper for South Africa, but after the retirement of regular Testkeeper Mark Boucher, under his own captaincy, he regularly held wickets for the national side in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. started. He gave up wicketkeeping in 2015 and handed the glove to debutant Quinton De Cock.

Early Career

He made his debut for the Titans in 2003/4 after spending time with his South African U19 squad.

He made his Test debut aged 20 against England on 16 December 2004 at Port Elizabeth. He made a strong impression by opening the batting, but dropped his order for the Second Test and also handed over his wicket-keeping gloves. In this match, he saved a half-century from No. 7. However, he took the lead again in the final test of the series.

Despite a good tour of the Caribbean where he scored 178 to help South Africa win the Test series, his rapid progress slowed in the 2005 Tour of Australia. The Africans, who had 1,000 Test runs after Graeme Pollock, struggled, scoring just 152 runs in six innings.

Attract Attention

On 4 April 2008, De Villiers became the first South African to score his second century against India with a top score of 217.

De Villiers made a stout 174 that helped give South Africa his 10th wicket win in his second Test against England at Carnegie at Leeds' Headingley in July 2008. Recorded. He smashed Monty Panezer at the perimeter and got stuck in the fence.

In the First Test at Perth, De Villiers scored a match-winning century and helped South Africa hunt down his fourth-innings goal of 414 with his six wickets in hand, the second-highest ever. It was South Africa's first Test win in Australia in 15 years and looked to have a major impact on the world cricket balance of power after Australia had dominated him for over a decade. De Villiers also scored four diving his catches during the course of the match. That included one of him sacking Jason Krejza, who struck with a rear point.