Abraham Benjamin de Villiers aka AB de Villiers, is arguably the best batsman in the world, across all three formats. His ability to destroy bowling attacks and take away the match single-handedly is second to none. From Test cricket to T20, AB de Villiers is the biggest threat for any bowler in world cricket. We are sure, most of you must be thinking of AB de Villiers just as a crazy hitter of the ball, but we have something special for you in this post.
1) AB de Villiers’ favorite cricket ground is SuperSport Park, Centurion (his home ground)).
2) AB de Villiers’ nick name is Abbas.
3) AB de Villiers was born on 17 February 1984. 17 his lucky number. His jersey number is also 17.
4) AB de Villiers was born in Warmbaths/Warmbad (now renamed Bela Bela), Transvaal Province.
5) AB de Villiers’ first job was carrying the drinks in the backyard for his brothers while they played cricket. AB was 4 years old and his reward at the end of the day was the chance to bat.
6) AB de Villiers wanted to be a doctor like his father, but he was too busy with his bat care about studies.
7) Ab De Villiers has been the record time holder for 100m in Junior Athletics of South Africa.
8) AB de Villiers is also the former champion of Under-19 national badminton Championship of South Africa.
9) AB de Villiers holds the record for fastest hundred in ODI cricket, off just 31 balls.
10) AB de Villiers once received a national medal from the South African President Nelson Mandela once for a Science project.
11) AB de Villiers has also been a part of Junior national Football squad for his country South Africa.
12) AB de Villiers’ favorite songs are “Gladiator” & “A River Runs Through It”.
13) AB de Villiers’ favorite football club is Manchester United.
14) AB de Villiers is also a part-time musician. part-time musician. AB also writes songs, plays the guitar and released an album with Ampie du Preez called, “Maak Jou Drome Waar” in August 2010.
15) AB de Villiers’ favorite band is Snow Patrol.
16) AB de Villiers’ favorite sportsmen are Tiger Woods and Roger Federer.
17) When asked who he would invite to dinner, AB de Villiers answered, “Nelson Mandela, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer & Kate Beckinsale. AB has also mentioned he’d invite Brad Pitt (and maybe Angelina, too).”
18) AB de Villiers’ favorite book is The Bible.
19) AB de Villiers is a big foodie and his favorite food indulgences are Pasta and Seafood.
20) AB de Villiers’ favorite actress is Kate Beckinsale.