33 Facts About AB de Villiers

1. AB de Villiers concocted a plan to surprise his wife with a wedding proposal at the Taj Mahal.

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2. AB de Villiers came in 1-down in the 39th over, after both openers, Hashim Amla and Riley Roussow had scored hundreds and decided to score a hundred of his own.

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3. AB de Villiers has scored some of the fastest hundreds in world cricket.

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4. AB de Villiers has shots all-round the ground and is known to sweep and reverse-sweep fast bowlers for uncanny sixes.

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5. South Africa master blaster AB de Villiers is delighted to take part in the BPL for the first time, and hoped for some fireworks while batting for his team, Rangpur Riders.

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6. AB de Villiers is a great addition to this group of international cricketers who want to see international cricket return to Pakistan.

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7. AB de Villiers has celebrated the total number of 34 birthdays till date.

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8. AB de Villiers is an accomplished guitar player and a singer.

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9. AB de Villiers has scored three IPL hundreds, two of which have come while playing for RCB.

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10. AB de Villiers scored his first test century against England in 2005 and his first ODI century against West Indies in 2007.

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11. AB de Villiers took eight catches in the match and the Test match finished inside two days, with South Africa winning by an innings and 120 runs.

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12. AB de Villiers became the 16th batsman to score two or more centuries in one World Cup tournament.

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13. AB de Villiers's batting during the World Cup was inconsistent as he failed to score on 4 occasions, itself a record.

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14. AB de Villiers made an impressive opening the batting, but was dropped down the order for the second Test and handed the wicket-keeping gloves.

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15. AB de Villiers's fielding positions other than wicketkeepers are 1st and 2nd slip and cover.

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16. AB de Villiers made his Test debut as a 20-year-old on 16 December 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth.

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17. AB de Villiers is a three-time ICC ODI player of the year, winning the award in 2010, 2014 and 2015.

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18. AB de Villiers gave up wicket-keeping in 2015 and handed the gloves to debutant Quinton de Kock.

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19. AB de Villiers holds the second-highest individual score by a South African batsman, with 278.

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20. AB de Villiers holds the record for most Test innings without registering a duck, before being dismissed for nought against Bangladesh in November 2008.

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21. AB de Villiers went to high school in Pretoria along with teammate Faf du Plessis.

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22. AB de Villiers is the only batsman in ODI cricket to have completed a trio of 5000+ runs, 50+ average and 100+ strike rate in his career.

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23. AB de Villiers's debut in Twenty20 International cricket came in 2006.

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24. AB de Villiers made his international debut in a Test match against England from 2004 and first played an ODI in early 2005.

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25. AB de Villiers could bat at various positions in the batting order but predominantly in the middle-order.

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26. AB de Villiers is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen of the current generation.

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27. AB de Villiers names the favourites for the 2019 World Cup.

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28. AB de Villiers fans cannot keep calm after watching his switch-hit in the MSL T20.

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29. AB de Villiers will be the cynosure of all eyes when the new South African T20 League kicks off from Friday.

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30. AB de Villiers was in devastating form in Tuesday night's Mzansi Premier League warm-up clash between the Tshwane Spartans and Jozi Stars.

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31. AB de Villiers is one of the most successful batsmen in the Indian Premier League.

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32. AB de Villiers scored two successive centuries in the 2011 World Cup.

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33. AB de Villiers joins new T20 side, teams up with Chris Gayle again.

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