AB de Villiers retires- Here are some interesting Facts you should no about him.

A B De Villers

AB De Villiers  best known as ‘ABD’ announced his retirement from all the international forms of cricket with immediate effect from 23rd may 2018. He is one of the most loved cricketer all over the world and cricketing world will surely miss this cricketing ‘Genius’.

A B De Villers
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As we all loved this guy lets take a lot some of the most intersecting fact about ‘Mr.360’.

  1. His full name is Abraham Benjamin was born on 17 Feb 1984 at St. Pretoria, South Africa.His lucky number is 17. And so his jersey number is also 17.

  2. AB de Villiers’ nick name is Abbas.

  3. He was very good at academics. He received a national medal from the Late Nelson Mandela for science projects. He wanted to be a doctor like his father and study medicine.

  4. In his School days he played for the South African Junior National hockey Team.

  5. He is swimming champ and a holder of 6 South African school swimming awards.

  6. He has also played rugby and was a part of his school’s rugby team.

  7. He has also represented South Africa at the National Under-19 Badminton championships.

  8. He was also a member of South Africa junior Davis Cup team. (Tennis)

  9. He was also shortlisted for junior national football School.

  10. He was the fastest 100-meter time in South Africa Junior Athletics.

  11. AB also writes songs, plays the guitar and released an album with Ampie du Preez called, “Maak Jou Drome Waar” in August 2010.

  12. He holds the record of second highest individual score in tests by a South African cricketer i.e. 278

  13. He holds the record for most Test innings without registering a duck (78).

  14. He also shares a record for the most ducks recorded in one series (4) during the 2007 ICC World Cup.

  15. He holds the records for the fastest 50 (16 balls), 100 (31 balls) and 150 (64 balls) of all time in One Day Internationals.

  16. He also holds the fastest hundred by a South African in Tests and the fastest 50 by South African in T20Is.

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

  18. He is also the only batsman in ODI cricket to have completed a trio of 5000+ runs, 50+ average and 100+ strike rate in his career.

  19. He is also a self-admitted Manchester United fan and his his favourite footballer is Lionel Messi.

  20. Ab De Villiers has also published his autobiography named ” A B – The Autobiohgraphy”. (SEP 2016)

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