Some cricketers’ rise to the top constitutes hours of perseverance and hardwork, and others’ include, predominantly, an abundance of talent and natural ability. A B de Villiers is that player you create in a computer game, who has both the attributes set to maximum, and then some. De Villiers has risen through the ranks to become one of the world’s finest batsmen, most versatile batsmen, across all formats, Says Hirav Shah, The Most Sought – After Strategist, Adviser and Astrologer for the Sports and of cours the Cricketing World.

He is phenomenal in an overall manner, and has displayed class in all departments of the game of Cricket, Adds Hirav Shah.

Birth date Of AB de Villiers

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (born 17 February 1984, currently in his 38th year) is a South African cricketer. De Villiers was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career and was one of the five Wisden cricketers of the decade at the end of 2019.

Past Of AB de Villiers

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After a spell in the South Africa U19 team, he made his debut for the Titans in 2003/4.

He made his Test debut as a 20-year-old on 16 December 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth. He made a strong impression opening the batting, but was dropped down the order for the second Test and also handed the wicket-keeping gloves. In this match, he made a match-saving half-century from number seven. However, he found himself at the top of the order again for the final Test of the series.

Despite a good tour of the Caribbean where he scored 178 to help South Africa seal a Test series win, his rapid progress was slowed on the tour of Australia in 2005. Despite playing Shane Warne well and becoming the second-youngest and second-fastest South African to reach 1,000 Test runs after Graeme Pollock, he struggled and made just 152 runs in 6 innings.

He has been used in a similar fashion to Jonty Rhodes in ODIs, opening the innings, although he currently bats in the middle order. De Villiers gave the selectors a sign by producing his then highest one-day score of 92 not out, which included 12 fours and one six, from 98 balls against India in the 2006 winter series.

De Villiers had a reputation as an outstanding fielder, typified by a diving run-out of Simon Katich of Australia in 2006, when he dived to stop the ball, and while still lying on his stomach facing away from the stumps, he tossed the ball backwards over his shoulder and effected a direct hit. This has also led people to make further comparisons of him to Jonty Rhodes, who was also one of the finest fielders of his generation. His fielding positions other than wicket-keeper are 1st and 2nd slip and cover.

Present Of AB de Villiers

De Villiers began his international career as a wicket-keeper-batsman, but he has played most often solely as a batsman. He batted at various positions in the batting order, but predominantly in the middle-order. Noted as one of the most innovative and destructive batsmen in the modern era, de Villiers is known for a range of unorthodox shots, particularly behind the wicket-keeper. He made his international debut in a Test match against England in 2004 and first played a One Day International (ODI) in early 2005. His debut in Twenty20 International cricket came in 2006. He scored over 8,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket and is one of the very few batsmen to have a batting average of over fifty in both forms of the game.In limited overs cricket he is an attacking player. He holds the record for the fastest ODI century in just 31 balls. He also recorded the fastest ODI 50 and 150. He has a healthy average of 63.52 in World Cups.

De Villiers captained South Africa in all three formats, although after a series of injuries he stepped down from the Test captaincy. In 2017 he stepped down from captaining the national limited-overs teams and in May 2018 announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. However, in January 2020 De Villiers expressed his intention to make an international comeback and play for South Africa in the 2020 T20 World Cup.

IPL Career Of AB de Villiers

Since joining the league in its inaugural season, de Villiers has become one of the most successful batsmen in the Indian Premier League (IPL). After originally playing for Delhi Daredevils, he moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

What would have been the Indian Premier League if not for the presence of South Africa’s Superman, AB de Villiers? The 360 degree batsman is a crowd favourite – not just at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, but anywhere across the cricketing world. One of the few players who has been part of the extravaganza, right from its inception in 2008, it was only when he joined the Royal Challengers – ahead of the 2011 edition, that he truly became a fan favourite. It doesn’t mean that he wasn’t a success story at the Daredevils – his first IPL franchise where he spent his formative years. When the tournament was shifted to South Africa, owing to general elections in India in 2009, he smashed a superb hundred – 105 against the Chennai Super Kings in Durban.

The early promise of a big future had been laid as de Villiers ended the season as Daredevil’s highest run-scorer, with 465 runs at an average of 51.66. A below average season followed in 2010 and that led to the Daredevils parting ways with the dashing batsman. The Royal Challengers saw an opportunity and swooped down to get their target man, happy to break the bank with a 1.1 million dollars deal.

Since then, AB de Villiers has proved that each and every penny spent on him has been money well spent – both on the field and off-field. A crowd-puller, AB combined with India’s captain, Virat Kohli, to lead RCB’s challenge. He finished as the leading run-getter for his franchise for three seasons and was a constant name in the top-three run-scorers, ever since joining in 2011. While his versatility made him one of the best bats – across all formats of the game, his mere presence has come as a shot in the arm for RCB – who are still in search for their maiden IPL title. Now retired from all international cricket, AB de Villiers could well be the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle as RCB get ready for a shot at the coveted title.

Future Of AB de Villiers

De Villiers has been playing match-winning innings for his team and has been showing some destructive batting against bowlers especially in the death overs because De Villiers is born with 3 supportive planets,- Saturn, Moon and Mars.

AB has been like a ruthless professional, who is out there with a plan in his mind. He is extremely fit, highly energetic, and has been amazingly inspirational as a leader, electric as a fielder and devastating as a batsmen! He commands an amazing fan-following all over the world and even the players of the rival teams are sometimes not able to control expressing their awe of this wonderful athlete.

Lastly, 2021 is certainly going to be a Double Dhamaka year for De Villiers, and also for RCB to get to the final of IPL 2021, Concludes Sports Astrologer HIrav Shah.