AB De Villiers captains the South African One Day International (ODI) team and one of the best of all time. There are many records under his belt. Here are AB De Villiers Stats,Records,Biography for cricket fans.
AB DE VILLIERS BIO
FULL NAME: Abraham Benjamin “AB” de Villiers
BORN: February 17, 1984
PLACE OF BIRTH: Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
NATIONAL SIDE: South Africa
ROLE PLAYED: Wicket Keeper Batsman
BATTING STYLE: Right Handed Batsman
|Major Teams||South Africa, Africa XI, Northerns, South Africa A, Titans Bangalore, Delhi, Barbados Tridents|
|ODI Debut||v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005|
|Test Debut||v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004|
|T20I Debut||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006|
|IPL Debut||v Chennai Super Kings ,May 2, 2008|
Batting Performance Analysis:
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AB De Villiers Unique Records:
#01 5000 runs at an average of 50 and a strike-rate of 100
In the world of cricket there are only 5 batsmen who have scored more than 5000 runs with an average over 50. And there are others who have scored 5000 runs with a strike rate of hundred or more. But AB De Villiers is one and only batsman with more than 5000 runs, an average over 50 and a strike-rate over 100. This shows the talent of the man himself.
#02 Highest strike-rate in a 100 or more innings
AB De Villiers achieved this record against West Indies at Johannesburg in 2015. AB de Villiers smashed 149 in just 44 balls with 9 fours and 16 sixes. In this world record innings his strike rate was a mammoth 338.63
#03 Most centuries at faster than 75 balls
There has been players like Shahid Afrid and Sanath Jayasouria who were known to score better than run a ball. But De Villiers is only player to maintain scoring rate as well as the number of centuries with high scoring rate. He has stuck 8 centuries at faster than 75 balls.
#04 Most ODI sixes in a calendar year as captain
Recently AB de Villiers broke the long-standing mark of Shahid Afridi by scoring 60 sixes, whose 48 sixes in a calendar year has stood its ground for 13 years. The record that will be very difficult to break is his 58* sixes as a captain, leaving behind Records of Sourav Ganguly’s 34 and McCullum’s 32.
#05 Fastest fifty, century and 150 records at the same time in ODIs
In modern day cricket there are many cricketers who tend to play fast. But keeping this up and scoring big runs is very difficult and almost impossible. But AB De Villiers has done it. He holds the record of fastest 50 (16 balls), fastest 100 (31 balls) and fastest 150 (64 balls).