AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

Name AB de Villiers
Player Type Batsman
Date of Birth 17th February 1984
Father’s Name Abraham B de Villiers
Birthplace Pretoria, South Africa
Career Starting Date 17th December 2004 (Test debut)
Career Retirement Date 23rd May 2018 (ODI) / 14th September 2017 (Test) / 8th May 2017 (T20)
Matches Played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, 78 T20s
Centuries 22 (Test), 25 (ODI)
Half Centuries 46 (Test), 53 (ODI)
Ducks 8 (Test), 13 (ODI)
Nervous Nineties 4 (Test), 3 (ODI)
Wickets 2 (Test), 7 (ODI)
Captainship in Matches 3 Tests, 103 ODIs, 23 T20s
Man of the Matches 7 (Test), 25 (ODI), 6 (T20)

Biography: AB de Villiers, born on 17th February 1984 in Pretoria, South Africa, is a cricketing genius and one of the most innovative and explosive batsmen the game has ever seen. Known for his unorthodox strokeplay and ability to play 360-degree shots, de Villiers redefined modern-day batting. His versatility allowed him to adapt to any format of the game with ease.

De Villiers made his Test debut on 17th December 2004 and was an instant success. He retired from One-Day Internationals on 23rd May 2018, from Test matches on 14th September 2017, and from T20s on 8th May 2017. Over his career, he played 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20s.

As a batsman, de Villiers was a consistent run-scorer, accumulating 22 Test centuries and 25 ODI centuries, along with 46 Test half-centuries and 53 ODI half-centuries. While he experienced 8 ducks in Tests and 13 in ODIs, his numerous explosive innings earned him the nickname “Mr. 360”.

De Villiers was not a regular bowler, but he chipped in occasionally and took 2 Test wickets and 7 ODI wickets. He also captained the South African team in 3 Test matches, 103 ODIs, and 23 T20s.

His ability to turn matches single-handedly earned him several “Man of the Match” awards – 7 in Tests, 25 in ODIs, and 6 in T20s, showcasing his match-winning prowess.

World Records:

Note: As of my last update in September 2021, here are some of AB de Villiers’s world records across formats:

World Records Record
Fastest 50 in ODIs 16 balls (against West Indies, 2015)
Fastest 100 in ODIs 31 balls (against West Indies, 2015)
Most sixes in an ODI innings 16 sixes (against West Indies, 2015)
Most runs in a Test series by a wicketkeeper-batsman 353 runs (against India, 2018)

Please note that these records might have changed or been broken after September 2021.

Brand Endorsements: AB de Villiers’ charismatic personality and extraordinary batting skills made him a popular choice for various brands seeking to associate with a dynamic sports personality. His innovative style of play and ability to captivate audiences both on and off the field made him a sought-after brand ambassador. While I do not have access to the specific details of his brand endorsements beyond September 2021, it is safe to say that AB de Villiers enjoyed several brand partnerships during his cricketing career and post-retirement. His global appeal and impact in the cricketing world further solidified his position as a valuable brand endorser, contributing to his reputation as a cricketing icon and commercial personality.

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