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Thursday, April 09, 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.


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.

AB de Villiers back in action, makes BBL debut for Brisbane Heat

January 14, 2020 11:40 am

AB de Villiers, who arrived in Brisbane on Sunday night, didn't waste any time as he was seen training with his teammates on Monday afternoon.

Ben Stokes' Headingley heist to Rohit Sharma's Kolkata Mayhem: 12 innings of the decade

December 27, 2019 3:56 pm

Even the ones who said 'One Day and Test cricket is dying' mumbled their words after witnessing the gritty, passionate, magnificent innings in this decade that mesmerised the cricket fans and made them believe in the game once again. 

AB de Villiers might play in T20 World Cup, confirms Faf du Plessis

December 17, 2019 10:26 pm

AB de Villiers had retired from all forms of cricket in May 2018 citing exhaustion from the workload as the reason, but talks have been held to incorporate him back into the T20 format.

'Brothers': AB de Villiers reacts to Virat Kohli's stunning six against West Indies

December 13, 2019 12:04 pm

AB de Villiers reacted to a stunning six taken by Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was at his brutal best in the series-clinching third T20I.

Watch: AB de Villiers pulls off a stunning relay catch for Middlesex in T20 Blast opener

July 19, 2019 12:16 am

The 35-year-old provided a stunning relay catch for his Middlesex teammate George Scott to dismiss Essex's Dan Lawrence in the opening match of T20 Blast at Lord's.

You have chosen money over country: Shoaib Akhtar lashes out at AB De Villiers

June 08, 2019 9:05 pm

Shoaib Akhtar lashed out at South Africa's AB De Villiers for offering to come out of international retirement for this summer’s World Cup.


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.