AB de Villiers Height, Age, Wife, Family And Biography

AB de Villiers Height, Age, Wife, Family And Biography

Biography
Full Name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
Nicknames  Mr. 360, ABD
Profession Cricketer (Batsman and Wicket-keeper)
Famous For Hitting strikes in all directions on the cricket field

Physical Stats or More
Height in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
Ab de Villiers height in feet – 5’ 11”
Weight in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Golden Brown
Cricket
International Debut ODI– February 2, 2005, at Bloemfontein, against England
Test-December 17, 2004, in Port Elizabeth versus England
T20– February 24, 2006, in Johannesburg versus Australia
International Retirement He declared his retirement from all forms of cricket on November 19, 2021.
Last Match ODI– February 16, 2018, at SuperSport Park versus India
Test– March 30, 2018, at New Wanderers Stadium versus Australia
T20– October 29, 2017, at Senwes Park versus Bangladesh
Jersey Number #17 (South Africa)
#17 (By Domestic)
Domestic or State Team Africa XI, Delhi Daredevils, Northerns, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Barbados Tridents, and Titans
Coach/Mentor Dean Botes
Favourite Shot Pull shot
Records (main ones) • After Graeme Pollock, the second-fastest and youngest South African to score 1,000 Test runs.
• He is the record holder for hitting an ODI’s quickest 50 and 100.
• The record for the fewest ODI games with 7000 runs or fewer.
• Together with Rohit Sharma, he owns the record for most sixes in an ODI inning.
• In February 2015, the fastest ODI 150 off 64 balls was recorded.
• Against the West Indies in January 2015, the fastest ODI century off 31 balls was recorded.
Awards/Achievements 2010: ICC ODI Player of the Year

2014: South African Cricketer of the Year, and ICC ODI Player of the Year

2015: The South African cricketer of the year, the Cricketers’ Cricketer of the Year, the SA Fan’s Cricketer of the Year, the ICC ODI Player of the Year, Very Nice Award

Career Turning Point His 2003–04 season performance with the Titans, led to his selection in the South African Test squad for the match against England
Personal Life
Date of Birth 17 February 1984
Age (In 2023) 39 Years
Birthplace Bela-Bela, South Africa
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Signature
Nationality South African
Hometown Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
School Warmbaths Primary School, Bela-Bela
Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans Boys’ High School), Pretoria
College/University N/A
Educational Qualification High School graduate
Religion Christianity
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address A bungalow in Durban, South Africa
Hobbies Singing, Travelling, Swimming, Golfing
Controversies An alleged quota dispute began in April 2015, while AB was South Africa’s ODI captain, following the team’s defeat to New Zealand in the World Cup semifinals. Mike Horn, the high-performance coach for South Africa, revealed that to reach the quota requirements, team management was compelled to choose Vernon Philander over Kyle Abbott, who was playing well, during the World Cup.
Girls, Affairs, or More
Marital Status Married
Affair/Girlfriend Danielle de Villiers (Social Worker)
Marriage Date 30 March 2013

Family
Wife/Spouse Danielle de Villiers (m. 2013-present)

Children Sons– John Richard and Abraham de Villiers were born in 2017 and 2015, respectively.

Daughter– None
Parents Father– Abraham B de Villiers
Mother– Millie De Villiers

Siblings Brothers– Jan de Villiers (Elder), Wessels de Villiers (Elder)

Sister– None
Favorites
Cricketer(s) Batsman– Virat Kohli
Bowler– Gerrit Deist, Wasim Akram
Fielder– Jonty Rhodes
Cricket Ground SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa
Football Team Manchester United F.C.
Athlete(s) Tennis player Roger Federer and golfer Tiger Woods
Food Pasta, Seafood
Beverage Red wine
Actor Brad Pitt
Actress Kate Beckinsale
Film(s) Gladiator, A River Runs Through It
TV Show The Voice SA
Band Snow Patrol
Style Quotient
Cars Collection Audi Q7, BMW X5
Money Factor
Salary (as of 2018) Retainer Fee– $363,000
Test Fee– $6,925
ODI Fee– $1,900
T20 Fee– $911
IPL 11– $2.21 million or ₹11 crore
Net Worth $200 million

Some Un-Known Facts About Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

  • Does AB de Villiers smoke?: No he never
  • Does AB de Villiers drink alcohol?: Yes he will
  • AB was raised in a sports-loving home where participation in sports was always encouraged.

     

    AB de Villiers Childhood Photos
  • He played a variety of sports as a child, including football, golf, badminton, tennis, squash, swimming, cricket, and rugby, but he became particularly fond of cricket sooner.
  • AB de Villiers astonishes with his inventive shot-making, explosive batting, and amazing fielding. He is a real icon who redefines greatness in cricket.
    AB de Villiers In School Days
    AB de Villiers In School Days
  • When he was younger, he liked to pull practical jokes, to the point that he got expelled from school.
  • Since they were young kids, AB and Faf du Plessis have been best friends.
    AB de Villiers And Faf du Plessis
  • At the age of 20, he made his debut for South Africa following 16 first-class matches.
  • He cites Jonty Rhodes, the top fielder in South Africa, as an inspiration.
  • He never performed to his potential and was a reckless hitter who could easily throw away a wicket until 2008. Following his mediocre performance in the first Test match at the Lord’s against England in April of 2008, Graeme Smith, the captain of South Africa, and coach Mickey Arthur issued him an ultimatum. AB responded well to the criticism, winning the second Test of the series at Headingley by scoring 174 runs, solidifying his spot in the squad.
  • His life revolves around music, and in 2010 he published a bilingual English/African album titled “Maak Jou Drome Waar,” or “Make Your Dreams Come True,” in partnership with singer-songwriter Ampie Du Preez.
  • He struck the amazing record for the fastest ODI century, off 31 balls, on January 18, 2015, at the Wanderers in Johannesburg against the West Indies.
  • He sobbed on the pitch as South Africa fell to New Zealand in the thrilling World Cup 2015 semifinal. He was unable to control his emotions.
  • In 2016, Jonty Rhodes disclosed that AB had considered retiring from Test cricket; however, he was persuaded to reconsider by Cricket South Africa.
  • His autobiography, “AB: The Autobiography,” was published in both Afrikaans and English in September 2016.
    AB de Villiers – AB…The Autobiography
  • Although he set an Under-9 breaststroke record and was the national number one tennis player in his age group throughout his school years, he disclosed in his memoirs that there have been false reports circulated online on his multi-sport prowess and its associated glory.
  • His strokes around the cricket ground are so inventive that he has been dubbed “Mr. 360” and “Superman.”
  • He is in favor of the “Make a Difference Foundation,” which provides funding to a limited group of South African researchers in several subjects.
  • He shocked cricket fans everywhere on May 23, 2018, when he announced via video message that he was quitting international cricket, saying he had “run out of gas” or lost the will to play the game.
  • He confirmed on social media on October 3, 2022, that he will not be playing cricket again after having surgery on his right eye. He declared,

    Next year, I’ll visit Chinnaswamy Stadium. but not for a game of cricket. I want to apologise to the supporters of the Royal Bengal Tigers for not having won the IPL yet. In addition, I wish to thank them for their help during the previous ten years. I’m no longer able to play cricket. since I underwent surgery to treat my right eye”

  • To check about his career click on this link.

 

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