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August 2019

Cricket Profile

 Major teams: South Africa (national), Northern Titans (domestic) & Bangalore Royal Challangers (Indian Premier League) Leadership roles: National One-Day & Twenty20 Captain Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling style: Right-arm medium Fielding position: Wicketkeeper / cover and backward point Test Cap No: 296 / ODI Cap No: 78 / T20 Cap No:

Behind The Name

We all know that AB de Villiers stands for Abraham Benjamin de Villiers. But what does AB’s name actually mean? Where did it originate from? Keep reading to find out! The boy’s name Abraham is typically pronounced “AY-bra-ham”, but in AB’s case it is pronounced “AH-brahm”. It is of Hebrew

Endorsements

  KOOKABURRA AB has been associated with Kookaburra since the beginning of his international cricket career. He currently uses cricket bats and gear from the Kahuna range. “I have been using Kookaburra bats and equipment ever since I can remember; the quality is fantastic.”   SUPERSPORT The team at SuperSport

The Music

THE BEGINNING AB and his friend, Ampie du Preez released the motivational song “Show Them Who You Are” at the end of 2008. This song became the anthem of the Proteas’ rise to victory against Australia, and is AB’s chosen song for the 2009/10 season when he walks out to

Quick Facts

Quick Facts THE BASICS Full Name: Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (prefers to be called AB) Nickname: Abbas Date of Birth: 17 February, 1984 Star Sign: Aquarius Place of Birth: Warmbaths/Warmbad (now renamed Bela Bela), Transvaal Province Currently Resides: Pretoria, Gauteng Province Height: 178cm (5’10”) Family: Parents – Millie & Abraham

AB de Villiers relishes captaincy challenge

At the start of his cricket career, captaincy may have “definitely not been” one of AB de Villiers’ goals, but now that he has been appointed South Africa’s limited-overs captain, de Villiers is “prepared to give up everything to make it work”. de Villiers takes over from Graeme Smith, who

Biography

EARLY LIFE Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (more commonly known by his initials, AB) was born on February 17, 1984 in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa. He is the youngest of three sons born to parents Millie and Abraham Benjamin (who AB is named after) – his older siblings being Jan