Top 10 International Records of AB de Villiers

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If you want to know about the biggest records of AB de Villiers, check out this list of top 10 international records of AB de Villiers.

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is one of the successful South African cricketers who was born on February 17, 1984. He is also portrayed as Mr. 360° and Superman of the cricket. He is right-hand batsman and wicket-keeper. He is one of the most famous cricketers on this planet of the present time. No, any cricketer can contrast with him when he plays on his peak. He is extraordinary in all areas of performance, just check out here the most interesting things about AB de Villiers. He is a great batsman, successful captain, good bowler, quick wicket-keeper, and fastest fielder. Meanwhile, he is a superman in cricket.

Top 10 International Records of AB de Villiers

Top 10 List of International Records of AB de Villiers

10. 2nd Fastest to 9000 Runs

In February 2017, AB de Villiers reached the milestone of 9000 runs in ODI during a match versus New Zealand in Wellington. He scored 9000 runs in just 205 ODI innings and broke the 13 years old record of Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly of 9000 runs in 228 ODI innings. However, this record surpasses by Indian cricketer Virat Kohli by completing 9000 runs in just 194 innings. But still, the AB de Villiers stands out on 2nd place for fastest 9000 ODI runs in the world.

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9. 3 Times ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 

The ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year is a prestigious annual award conferred since 2004 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to the best One Day International (ODI) player.

AB de Villiers received 3 times this ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year award which is the most by any cricketer along with Virat Kohli.

8. 5000 runs at least an average of 50 and a strike-rate of 100

There are only 3 batsmen AB de Villiers, Virender Sehwag, and Shahid Afridi who has scored 5000 runs in ODI innings with a strike rate of over 100 but when we scale up with an average of over 50, only AB de Villiers stand out on top. In another way, there are some players like Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli who have scored 5000 runs with an average of at least 50 but their strike rate is less than 100.

Therefore, AB de Villiers is the only batsman in the world who have scored over 5000 runs with an average of more than 50 and a strike rate of 100. Meanwhile, he has the highest numbers if we combine average+strikerate for 5000 milestones.

7. Most ODI sixes in a calendar year as captain

Many cricketers abandon to give remarkable performance due to their own captaincy pressure but it’s just opposite in the case of AB de Villiers. He is the only player who smashes 63 sixes in ODI innings as a captain leaving behind Sourav Ganguly and McCullum. We know the cricket is a game of uncertainty but this record of most sixes as captain probably impossible to break so far.

6. 34 runs in a single over

This is another time when de Villiers proved he is one of the biggest hitters in the world.  ABD scored 34 runs in a single over opposite to the West Indies bowler Jason Holder. This is the 3rd maximum runs in a single over after the Herschelle Gibbs (36 runs) and Thisara Perera (35 runs) in One Day Internationals.

The 34 runs were as follows: 4 nb 6 2 nb 4 4 4 2 6.

5. 4000 runs in IPL

AB de Villiers has not only contributed to the South Africa team but also an impressive performance in IPL. He is the third overseas player to complete 4000 runs in IPL with an average of 39.95 after David Warner and Chris Gayle. He has accomplished 4000 runs with the strike rate of 151.2 including 3 centuries and 33 half-centuries. These stats prove that AB de Villiers is a special cricketer who has added a lot to make cricket interesting worldwide.

4. Most number of 6s in an ODI innings

Yes, ABD has hits most numbers of sixes in One Day Internationals format. He reached the record of most number of sixes i.e 16 in an innings in ODI format alongside Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma. This record is also against the West Indies at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 18 January 2015.

3. Fastest 150 in ODI

You don’t think West Indies is a favorite opposite team of ABD. That’s why this record is also created against the West Indies. ABD has achieved the fastest hundred (100) and fifty (50) in ODI (One-day Internationals) in just 64 balls in opposition to West Indies. The match was held at Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia on 27 February 2015.

2. Fastest 100 in ODI

Another tremendous International record of AB de Villiers which almost impossible to break out. ABD has scored the fastest hundred (100) in ODI (One-day Internationals) format in 31 balls only. Again, this record was created opposite to West Indies. The match was played on 18 January 2015 at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.

1. Fastest 50 in ODI

Who owns the record of the fastest fifty in ODI? Yes, of course, nonother than AB de Villiers. AB de Villiers holding the record of the fastest half-century (50) in just sixteen balls (16) in ODI (One Day International) format against the West Indies. The match was played at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 18 January 2015. Still, this record is unbeaten by any international player so far.

Final Words

According to the facts, AB de Villiers is the only cricketer in the world who has admirer only and no any criticizer. Currently, he owns 7M followers on Twitter and 3.7 million followers on Facebook. The followers on social media is not a real picture, to witness his esteem, you need to watch him live in the stadium. The whole crowd comes to watch his batting only. So and so that’s why today he is the most popular cricketer in the world.

We hope you all enjoyed reading this post and possibly we have not listed many other records of AB de Villiers. If you know any other record, you can mention it in the comment section.

Here is the Fan Page of AB de Villiers on Facebook.

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