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AB de Villiers Biography: Net Worth, Salary, Age, Wife, Stats, Brother, Children, Education, Bowling & Cricket Career

Basic Information

Stage Name:
Real Name: Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
Occupation: Professional Cricketer
Date Of Birth/Age: 17 1984
Place of Birth:  Bela-Bela, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married ( Danielle de Villiers, 2013)
Education: Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Elandspoort, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

Biography

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, known professionally as AB de Villiers, is a professional cricketer of South African provenance who spent much of his career playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

He had played in various positions as well as captained his home country of South African in all three formats.

An adept batsman, is today justly recognized as one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

Net Worth

For a cricketer who has been described as one of the most destructive batsmen in the world, AB de Villiers, who played in the Indian Premier League, isn’t going badly. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million and has been described as one of the richest sportsmen in South Africa.

 Salary

AB de Villiers, who has a 360 degree range to his shots, earns pretty well as one of the most respected sportsmen in South Africa. The one time Royal Challengers Bangalore player has retired from active cricket and no longer earns a salary.

However, when he was with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he was earning about Rs. 13 crores (about USD 2.1 million) per season.  At the moment, he makes his money from endorsements. He’s an ambassador for brands like MRF, Montblanc, and Audi.

Age

Born in 1984, is currently 37 years. He celebrated his birthday in February.

Wife

has got a wife in whom he is well pleased. Danielle agreed to marry Abraham Benjamin de Villiers in 2013.

The two had met in 2007 when AB de Villiers attended a lunch hosted at a hotel owned by Danielle’s parents. The couple dated for five years and then AB asked Danielle in 2012 if she would marry him. A year later, the two got married in the same hotel they met, formerly owned by Danielle’s parents.

Stats

Career Batting Stats: Right-Handed Batsman

Format
M
Inn
NO
Runs
HS
Avg
BF
SR
100s
50s
4s
6s
Test
2004–18
114
191
18
8765
278*
50.7
16077
54.5
22
46
1024
64
ODI
2005–18
228
218
39
9577
176
53.5
9473
101.1
25
53
840
204
T20I
2006–17
78
75
11
1672
79*
26.1
1237
135.2
0
10
140
60
IPL
2008–
176
162
38
5056
133*
40.8
3318
152.4
3
40
406
245
1st class
2003–18
141
238
23
10689
278*
49.7
19023
56.2
25
60
1304
76
2003–18
263
252
44
11123
176
53.5
11183
99.5
29
63
999
223
T20
2006–
332
312
65
9318
100*
37.7
6192
150.5
0
69
746
430

Career Fielding Stats: Wicketkeeper

Format
Catches
Run Outs
Stumpings
Test
2004–18
222
6
5
ODI
2005–18
176
30
5
T20I
2006–17
65
4
7
IPL
2008–
111
13
8
1st class
2003–18
275
7
6
2003–18
203
32
5
T20
2006–
223
4
18

Career Bowling Stats: Right-arm Medium Bowler

Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2004–18
114
5
204
6
104
2
2/49
3.05
52.0
102.0
0
0
ODI
2005–18
228
9
192
0
202
7
2/15
6.31
28.9
27.4
0
0
T20I
2006–17
78
IPL
2008–
176
1st class
2003–18
141
7
234
7
138
2
2/49
3.54
69.0
117.0
0
0
2003–18
263
9
192
0
202
7
2/15
6.31
28.9
27.4
0
0
T20
2006–
332

Brother

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is the youngest of three brothers. His elder brothers are Wessels and Jan. Both share AB’s interests in sports.

Children

AB de Villiers is a father of three – two sons and a daughter. AB de Villiers and wife Danielle welcomed their first child, a son named Abraham de Villiers, in 2015, exactly two years after they got married.

In 2017, they had another child, named John Richard de Villiers. Their third child and only daughter came three years after, in 2020. An excited AB de Villiers had announced the child’s coming on Instagram.

In his post, he noted that baby Yente de Villiers was born 11 November 2020. He described his daughter as a blessing and a perfect addition to the family. He said he is grateful beyond measure for having Yente.

Education

AB de Villiers is not the most educated out there, but there’s no denying he’s articulate and a delight to converse with. Last we checked, the cricket buff graduated from Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria, Gauten province, South Africa.

Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, a school for boys, was founded in 1920.

Bowling

In the world of bowing, AB de Villiers has often been called a standout figure and for the right reasons. The champ’s contribution to that position will certainly gladden the heart of any cricket buff out there. His bowling stats speak for him. You can check it out below.

Bowling Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 114 228 78 141
Innings 5 9 7
Runs 104 202 138
Balls 204 192 234
Maidens 6 0 7
Wickets 2 7 2
Average 52.00 28.85 69.00
Economy 3.05 6.31 3.53
SR 102.00 27.42 117.00
BBI 2/49 v West Indies 2/15 v United Arab Emirates 2/49 v West Indies
BBM 2/49 v West Indies 2/15 v United Arab Emirates 2/49 v West Indies
4W 0 0 0
5W 0 0 0
10W 0 0 0

Cricket Career

AB de Villiers is a cricketer of international standing who made his first international debut in a Test match against England in 2004. He played his first One Day International (ODI) a year later, in 2005.

Ten years later, in a match against the West Indies, he snapped the record for the fastest ODI century of all time – a milestone he took just 31 balls to reach.

After many years in the game, AB decided to retire in 2018, citing injuries and need for more family time. Back then he had said he’s miss all the action related to the game but has no regrets about quitting.