AB De Villiers biography

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Personal Information

Full Name                           Abraham Benjamin de Villiers


Born                                     17 February 1984


Address                               Pretoria, South Africa


Height                                  75 kg (in kilogram)

                                               165 lbs (in pound)


Body Measurement          Chest : 40 inches

                                               Waist : 14 inches

                                               Biceps : 32 inches


Eye Colour                          Blue


Hair Colour                        Golden Brown 


Batting                                Right Handed


Bowling                              Right-arm medium


Role                                     Batsman, Wicket-Keeper


Family


Wife/Spouse                      Danielle de Villiersab-de-villiers-with-wife-Danielle


Children                               Sons - Abraham de Villiers (born in 2015)

- John Richard de Villiers (born in 2017)

                                                Daughter - None


Parents                                 Father - Abraham B de Villiers

Mother - Millie De Villiers


Siblings                                Brothers - Jan de Villiers (Elder)

                         - Wessels de Villiers (Elder)

                                                Sister - None


International information
National side
  • South Africa (2004–2018)
Test debut 17 December 2004 v England
Last Test 30 March 2018 v Australia
ODI debut  2 February 2005 v England
Last ODI 13 February 2018 v India
ODI shirt no. 17
T20I debut 24 February 2006 v Australia
Last T20I 17 February 2018 v India
T20I shirt no. 17
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 114 228 78 138
Runs scored 8765 9577 1672 10689
Batting average 50.66 53.50 26.12 49.20
100s/50s 22/46 25/53 0/10 24/57
Top score 278* 176 79* 278*
Balls bowled 204 192 0 234
Wickets 2 7 2
Bowling average 52.00 28.85 0 69.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/49 2/15 2/49
Catches/stumpings 222/5 176/5 65/7 275/6

About


Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born in Bela-Bela, South Africa, and enjoyed what he later described as the "really relaxed lifestyle up there, where everyone knows everyone". He went to high school in Pretoria along with teammate Faf du Plessis. They attended the prestigious Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool. AB returned home for weekends. His father was a doctor who had played rugby union in his youth, and he encouraged his son to play sports; as a child, De Villiers played cricket at his home. His autobiography was published in September 2016. Besides cricket, De Villiers also excelled at golf, rugby and tennis in his youth. He has been involved in charity works.