This is the Player Profile of AB de Villiers the South African cricketer.
Player Profile – AB de Villiers
Basic Details of AB de Villiers
Full Name: Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
Nick Names: AB, ABD, Mr. 360 and Abbas
Date of Birth: 17th February 1984
Place of Birth: Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Height: 5ft 10in (1.78m)
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Role: Wicket Keeper – Batsman
Professional Career Details of AB de Villiers
Teams Played For: South Africa, Northern, Titans, Africa XI, Carrickfergus Cricket Club, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore
1st First Class Match: Vs Western Province at Centurion on 17th October 2003
1st List A Match: Vs Eastern Province at Centurion on 26th November 2003
1st Twenty 20 Match: Vs Lions at Centurion on 8th April 2004
1st Twenty20 International Match: Vs Australia at Johannesburg on 24th February 2006
1st One Day International Match: Vs England at Bloemfontein on 2nd February 2005
1st Test Match: Vs England at Port Elizabeth on 17th December 2004
Life and Career Details of AB de Villiers
Abraham de Villiers or AB de Villiers attended the Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool in his hometown Pretoria where his fellow cricket teammates Jacques Rudolph, Heino Kuhn and Francois (Faf) du Plessis too took their education. AB de Villiers is the second youngest and fastest South African who has reached 1000 runs after the legendary South African cricketer Graeme Pollock. He is one of the most talented and feared cricketer in current cricket. He not only bats but also is a wicketkeeper as well.
de Villiers made his Test debut on 16th December 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth. In the second test match that series de Villiers made a match-saving half-century batting at No. 7 and he also kept wickets for the first time.
AB de Villiers is one of the most exciting cricketers in world cricket today. When it comes to wicket keeping and also fielding in the outfields, de Villiers is near perfect. de Villiers is one of the most innovative batsmen of all time as well. He can invent any shot from anywhere. He is also one of the most reliable batsmen in world cricket today when it comes to the death overs in the limited overs cricket.