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AB de Villiers: Complete Biography | Lifestyle | Controversies

AB de Villiers fair to say is one of the greatest cricketers of all-time. The South African legend has fans worldwide. His IPL exploits has earned him plethora of fans. He considers India as his second home.

Indian cricket lovers adore Villiers as one of their own. His batting style, his ability to hit 360 degrees sets him apart from other batsmen. Villiers is a great fielder too. He makes fielding look ridiculously easy. AB de Villiers’s cricketing inspiration was Jonty Rhodes. No wonder Villiers is as agile as him.

We at StumpsandBails bring to you the entire biography of AB de Villiers; his lifestyle choices, controversies, favourites and special trivia.

Biography:

Full Name: Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
Nickname: ABD, Mr. 360
Cricketing Credits: Right-handed Batsman, Wicket-keeper, Right-arm medium-fast bowler

Records owned:

AB de Villiers holds the record for scoring the fastest 50, 100, and 150 in ODI’s. His knock of 162 in 66 balls against West Indies in 2015 ODI World Cup is a stuff of legends. Villiers holds the record of hitting most sixes in an ODI inning along with Rohit Sharma.

Awards:

2010: ICC ODI player of the year
2014 and 2015: ICC ODI player of the year, South African Cricketer of the Year

ABD Villiers personal life:

DOB: 17 February 1984
Age: 37
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Hobbies: Singing, Travelling, Swimming, Golfing

Controversies:

Sudden retirement in 2018!
2015 ODI World Cup semi-final: Racial quota involving Vernon Philander and Kyle Abbott

Family:

Marital status: Married
Wife Name: Danielle De Villiers
Marriage Date: 30 March 2013
Children: 2 Sons | Abraham de Villiers (2015) | John Richard de Villiers (2017)
Parents: Father-Abraham B de Villiers | Mother-Millie de Villiers
Siblings: 2 Elder brothers | Jan de Villiers | Wessels de Villiers

Favourites:

Cricketer: Virat Kohli
Actor: Brad Pitt
Athlete: Roger Federer (Tennis)

Net Worth & Lifestyle:

Net Worth: INR 145 crores
IPL salary: INR 11 crores
Annual income: INR 21.78 crores
Personal properties: Home in Durban- INR 43.45 crores
Cars: Audi Q7 and BMW X5
Brand Endorsements: Audi, Montblanc, Puma, and MRF
Charity: Make a Difference foundation

Special trivia:

ABD cried on the field when South Africa was knocked out of the 2015 ODI World Cup.
ABD proposed to his wife during IPL at the famous Taj Mahal, Agra.
Announced his retirement through a simple video message saying, “I have run out of gas”.
ABD played various sports during his childhood days: Badminton, Squash, Rugby, Tennis, Football, Golf, and Swimming but Cricket remained his all-time love.

Vignesh Rajagopal
Vignesh Rajagopalhttps://stumpsandbails.com/
I am a passionate cricket lover, who likes to express his views on the beautiful game and share insights and analysis about the finer aspects of the sport.

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