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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.


Explained: How AB de Villiers has gone from Mr 360 to 180, and why it's working

May 05, 2021 10:51 am

AB de Villiers has directly influenced three of RCB’s five victories, shellacking 204 runs at a staggering strike rate of 174 runs, the highest among any batsman who has scored more than 200 runs in this edition.

Old master does it again as young prodigy fails to take Capitals home

April 28, 2021 7:50 am

AB de Villiers continues to beguile, while Hetmyer’s dazzle ends in tears

AB de Villiers becomes third fastest to 5000 IPL runs

April 28, 2021 7:50 am

De Villiers is the third fastest (161 innings) batsman to complete 5,000 runs in the IPL.

AB De Villiers to discuss T20 World Cup return

April 19, 2021 1:05 pm

AB De Villiers himself is keen to play the T20 World Cup in India later this year, and is supposed to discuss the subject with national team head coach Mark Boucher towards the end of the IPL.

Max-imum impact: The Aussie & Harshal Patel script third RCB win in a row

April 19, 2021 7:53 am

KKR undone by RCB’s death-overs hangman, while Maxwell shows his maturity and Morgan misses a trick

IPL 2021: AB de Villiers' absolute carnage floors Kolkata

April 18, 2021 7:45 pm

Watch how AB De Villiers blazed away to 76 off 34 balls with the help of nine fours and three sixes.

Fear of failure has often pushed me to focus more: AB de Villiers

April 14, 2021 3:45 pm

Playing his first game in almost five months, de Villiers brought back his heydays with a match-winning knock for Royal Challengers Bangalore against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener.

Harshal's spell made the difference, feels Virat Kohli

April 10, 2021 8:26 am

Harshal's 5 for 27 was the reason RCB were able to restrict MI to 159 for nine in the IPL opener, which is something that even losing captain Rohit Sharma admitted.

AB de Villiers joins RCB bio-bubble in Chennai

April 01, 2021 12:50 pm

The 37-year-old batting great has been a key player for RCB since he joined the franchise in 2011. Since then, he has been playing for the Bengaluru-based franchise.

Terrible feeling to lose three in row: AB de Villiers

November 01, 2020 11:33 am

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers has described losing three matches in a row as a "terrible feeling" with a dip in form towards the end of the league stage jeopardising their play-off spot. 


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.