Ab De Villiers
Ab De Villiers is a South African cricket player, he also captain’s his team for the South African Test Series. Ab De Villiers is known to be one of the best batsman in the world and is on the path to breaking and setting various world records.
About Ab De Villiers
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born on the 17th of February 1984 in Warmbad, Limpopo province of South Africa. His father was a doctor, but was very active in sports in his days. His father’s sporting lifestyle rubbed off on him at an early age and saw Villiers engage in various sports. Though he was pretty good in Tennis, Rugby and Golf; De Villiers decided to focus on a professional career in cricket from the age of 18.
De Villiers is married to Danielle Swarts and they both have a son together. Apart from cricket, he’s also into music and has a pop album by the name ‘Maak Jou Drome Waar’.
As of 2016, Ab De Villiers is estimated to be worth over $15 Million; with a $3.5 Million IPL & South African Central contract, and endorsement deals worth over $2 Million.
Ab De Villiers Records
- Fastest ODI (One Day International) cricket – 50, 100 and 150 meters
- The Fastest South African Test Century
- Fastest half-century in One day Internationals in 16 balls against West Indies at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 18 January 2015.
- Fastest century in One day Internationals in 31 balls against West Indies at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 18 January 2015.
- Fastest hundred and fifty in One day Internationals in 64 balls against West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia on 27 February 2015
- Fastest player to reach 8000 runs in One Day Internationals.
- He equaled the record of most sixes (16) in an innings in ODI format along with Rohit Sharma and Chris Gayle against the West Indies at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 18 January 2015.
- He holds the record for the most sixes in Cricket World Cup (37 sixes) along with Chris Gayle.
- He is the leading run scorer for South Africa in Cricket World Cup.
- He scored 34 runs in an over which is the third highest in ODIs.
- He scored the fastest T20I fifty by a South African (21 balls).
- He holds the record of highest T20 partnership with his teammate Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League.
- Ab De Villiers is the 3rd overseas player to complete 3000 IPL runs.