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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is considered as one of the best and most complete batsmen in cricketing world. He is known for his big hitting and firebrand of cricket and it is backed up by numbers and records which have gone his way. He has scored the fastest 50, 100 and 150 in ODI cricket, fastest Test century by a South African and fastest T20I fifty by a South African. In a bit over ten years of cricket, De Villiers amassed over 8,000 runs in both Tests and ODI cricket with an average of over 50 in both formats. To add to his brand of cricket, he has created and displayed numerous stylish shots to keep the bowlers guessing. He took over as captain of the ODI team in 2011 and Test team in 2016.


Virat Kohli more reliable than me, we make a nice combination: AB de Villiers

July 02, 2020 3:45 pm

De Villiers said he has a natural advantage with short balls because of the kind of pitches in South Africa, and so he passed on some inputs to Kohli on that. He said he himself has picked up techniques on playing spin bowling from Kohli.

Kohli is like Federer while Smith is more of Nadal: AB de Villiers

May 12, 2020 10:47 am

In an instagram chat with former Zimbabwe seamer Pommie Mbangwa, de Villiers spoke about the two batsmen, who are easily the game's biggest crowd-pullers right now.

The desire is there from my side: AB de Villiers on South Africa return

May 01, 2020 8:09 am

AB de Villiers had earlier refuted reports suggesting that he was asked by Cricket South Africa (CSA) to lead the national team.

Not leaving RCB till the time I am playing IPL: Virat Kohli

April 25, 2020 12:45 pm

"You can feel emotional about the season not going well but till the time I am playing IPL, I am never leaving this team. The fans, their loyalty has been amazing," said Virat Kohli.

I won't create false hopes: AB De Villiers on playing for South Africa again

April 13, 2020 12:51 pm

I can't see six months into the future. If the tournament (World T20) is postponed to next year a whole lot of things will change. At the moment I feel available, but at the same time I don't know how my body will see it and if I will be healthy at that time: AB de Villiers

Kohli's lucky 99 to Rampaul's epic Super Over: The best of RCB vs Delhi Capitals

April 22, 2020 4:38 pm

The Delhi and Bangalore franchises have been part of the IPL for the past 12 years but haven't ever won the league. Delhi haven't ever reached the finals while RCB have got their twice.

On this day: When Andre Russell's carnage nullified Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers masterclass

April 05, 2020 9:36 pm

Coming late into the run chase Andre Russell three dot balls in the death overs. But then, Mohammed Siraj was taken off the attack mid-over for bowling his second beamer of the match. The all-rounder hit that one for a six, a freebie that changed the course of the game. 

'Enjoy batting with MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers the most': Virat Kohli

April 03, 2020 8:11 am

Virat Kohli and Kevin Pietersen had an informal chat on Thursday, with the India captain posed with several questions on his career and his choices.

'AB de Villiers needs to prove himself to earn T20 World Cup place': Mark Boucher

February 17, 2020 12:04 pm

Soon after taking charge as South Africa's head coach, Mark Boucher said he may try to persuade a few recent retirees, including AB de Villiers, to return to the squad ahead of the T20 World Cup.

AB de Villiers confirms talking to Mark Boucher for T20 World Cup return

January 14, 2020 3:10 pm

AB de Villiers believes that the prospect of a return is plausible as the recent upheaval in Cricket South Africa brought his former teammates like Mark Boucher and Graeme Smith into the scene.


India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli shines, but hosts on top in Centurion

January 15, 2018 10:52 pm

India captain Virat Kohli blazed a magnificent century, but South Africa hold the upper hand as they reached 90 for two in their second innings day three of the second Test.

AB de Villiers creates history with 44-ball 149

January 30, 2015 4:04 pm

AB de Villiers broke Corey Anderson's record who achieved the feat in 36 balls against West Indies last year.