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Early life

De Villiers was born in Warmbad,and enjoyed what he later described as the "really relaxed lifestyle up there, where everyone knows everyone".He went to high school in Pretoria but returned home for weekends. His father was a doctor who had played rugby union in his youth, and he encouraged his son to play sport; as a child, De Villiers played cricket at his home. Although rumors of him being particularly successful in golf, tennis and rugby union had surfaced, de Villiers himself rubbished these claims in his autobiography released in September 2016. He chose cricket as a profession at the age of 18.......story of next page


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Career

De Villiers is a right-handed batsman, who has accumulated many runs in Tests including 21 centuries and 39 fifties. He holds the record for most Test innings without registering a duck (78), before being dismissed for nought against Bangladesh in November 2008. He also holds the second-highest individual score by a South African batsman in an innings, with 278*. Until 2012, he was an occasional wicket-keeper for South Africa, although since the retirement of regular Test keeper Mark Boucher and under his own ODI captaincy he has started to regularly keep wicket for the national side in Tests, ODIs and T20Is, but then decided to give up wicketkeeping after the debut of Quinton de Kock, and started becoming a part-time bowler.[citation needed]

He holds the records for the fastest 50 (16 balls), 100 (31 balls) and 150 (64 balls) of all time in One Day Internationals by any batsmen, and also holds the fastest hundred by a South African in Tests and the fastest 50 by South African in T20Is. He is the three time ICC ODI player of the year having won the award in 2010, 2014 & 2015.

He succeeded Graeme Smith after the 2011 Cricket World Cup for the ODI captaincy and Hashim Amla after the Second Test of the England in South Africa series for the Test captaincy. He stepped down from captaincy in December 2016 due to his elbow injury.


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Abraham Benjamin "AB" de Villiers (born 17 February 1984) is a South African cricketer who currently captains the South African One Day International (ODI) team and also a former Test and T20I captain of the team. De Villiers is often regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and a legend in the modern cricket world.
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