Happy Birthday AB de Villiers: The Genius of All Three Formats Was Born On This Day in South Africa

Happy Birthday AB de Villiers: The superstar of South African Cricket turns 40 today. ABD has been a legend of this gentlemen’s game and that too in all three forms of cricket. De Villiers also played the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and he is still considered as the legend of that cash-rich league tournament of India as well.
AB De Villiers Turns 40 Today
AB De Villiers Turns 40 Today Image Source: Cricket Australia

Happy Birthday AB de Villiers: AB De Villiers was born on this day, today 17th February 1984. ABD was a natural athlete and very talented in sports arena.

He was good at tennis, golf, rugby and cricket. But the game of bat and ball was destined for him when he was just 21 years old.

The wicketkeeper batsmen of South Africa had a bright start to his career in the year of 2004 and AB De Villiers was called as the future of South African cricket as well. He also captained his country at the international cricket arena.

The year of 2008 is still being remembered because of the flurry of mammoth knocks played by AB de Villiers. ABD had scored a double century against the Men in Blue and also played a few match-winning innings at Headingly and Perth.

ABD scored 174 runs at Headingley against England and he was not out on 106 runs at Perth against the Aussies. AB de Villiers was also the part of historic series wins of the red ball formats in England and Australia.

In 2010, ABD broke the record of Gary Kirsten’s highest score for South Africa when he played an innings of 278 runs against Pakistan.

In that same year of 2010, AB scored and broke the record of fastest century of the One Day International format and the fastest 150 in the same fifty-overs format.

AB de Villiers was at his best when he scored a ton from just 31 deliveries and in the same match, he also amassed 150 runs off just 64 balls against the West Indies.

He also previously held the record of smashing the fastest ton in the ODI World Cup history in 2015 against the same side of the Windies.

RCB Franchise Team Also Wish AB de Villiers On His Birthday

Happy Birthday AB de Villiers
Happy Birthday AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is still considered the most destructive batsman in all three forms of this gentlemen’s game. ABD was an integral member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers had also shared many memorable partnerships for the RCB franchise and the duo of ABD and Kohli still hold the record of sharing the highest partnership in the history of this cash rich league tournament.

On his special day today, AB de Villiers’s former IPL franchise have released a video which shows ABD in the RCB camp. In this video, ABD has been in the training sessions and his bond with the former skipper of Men in Blue and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli. The franchise has also given out a special message for ABD in this video.

The RCB franchise has said that People will come and go. But the love which we have for AB de Villiers will also remain with the camp. Whatever AB de Villiers has done for the RCB franchise, people and the lovers of cricket will never be forgotten.

The message was ended by saying that There Will Be No Another AB de Villiers in future. The cricket fans and the fraternity have wished AB de Villiers a very happy birthday. ABD has been said as the all-time great because of his class and dominance for South Africa in all three formats of this game and his performances in the various leagues of the shortest format as well.

ABD was also known as the 360-degree player because of his innovative shorts all around the park, which made him a unique player and the captain of the opposition side always found it hard to set a field for ABD due to this amazing batsmanship he had with him.    

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