AB de Villiers

First-time father De Villiers blessed with baby boy

AB de Villiers

Johannesburg, July 23 - South African star batsman AB de Villiers and his wife Danielle have been blessed with a baby boy on Wednesday.

Wishes have been pouring in for the couple on Twitter after Cricket South Africa announced the birth of batsman's first child, who was named ' AB' as well, Sport24 reported.

Meanwhile, his team mates are struggling against spirited Bangladesh at Chittagong in the first Test match of the two-match series. (ANI)

`Batting genius` De Villiers to release autobiography in November

`Batting genius` De Villiers to release autobiography in November

Johannesburg, June 10 : South African captain AB de Villiers is all set to release his autobiography titled 'AB: The Autobiography' in November .

Pan Macmillan South Africa, the book's publisher, said the reader would be transported to the backyard of AB's childhood home where he first learnt to play cricket with his brothers, and would be introduced to colourful characters and sportsmen along the way, Sport24 reported.

It added that the autobiography would also explore AB's interests in music and business and how he pursues these alongside his international cricket career.

Batting genius De Villiers shines at CSA Awards

AB de Villiers

Johannesburg, June 4 - Star Proteas batsman AB de Villiers has won South Africa's Cricketer of the Year for the second successive year, including four other awards at a gala Cricket South Africa (CSA) banquet event in Midrand

Having won the South African Cricketer of the Year for the second consecutive year, De Villiers has matched the performance of former paceman Makhaya Ntini, who had received the award in 2005 and 2006.

Dad to be De Villiers not to play 100 Tests on stretch

Dad to be De Villiers not to play 100 Tests on stretch

Johannesburg, May 28 : Star batsman AB de Villiers will miss the opportunity to play 100 Tests on the trot after he was allowed to take paternity leave by the South African Cricket Board.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) said in a statement that De Villiers has been granted paternity leave and will miss the two-test series in Bangladesh, Sport24 reported.

CSA said that he was included in the ODI and T20 squads, but excluded from the Test squad because he wife was due to give birth to their first child.

AB de Villers gifts man of the match award to Mandeep Singh

AB de Villiers

Pune : Royal Challengers Bangalore star batsman AB de Villiers on Wednesday announced he would gift his man of the match award in the Indian Premier League eliminator here to teammate Mandeep Singh for his performance in the game.

Mandeep authored Aan unconquered 34-ball 54to help his side beat Rajasthan Royals by 71 runs in the Indian Premier League Eliminator at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium.

Reeling at 55/3 at one stage Mandeep and South African AB de Villiers put on a 113-run partnership to help their side post 180/4 at the end of 20 overs.

De Villiers becomes 11th batsman to break 900-point benchmark in ICC ODI Batsmen rankings

De Villiers becomes 11th batsman to break 900-point benchmark in ICC ODI Batsmen

Karachi, Mar 31 : South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has become the 11 th batsman overall and second Proteas after Hashim Amla to break the 900-point mark in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, clinching the top spot on the list.

De Villiers achieved the milestone during the semifinal against New Zealand when he scored an unbeaten 65. He is now eighth on the list behind Sir Vivian Richards (935), Zaheer Abbas (931), Greg Chappell (921), David Gower (919), Dean Jones (918), Javed Miandad (910) and Brian Lara (908). Desmond Haynes (900) completes the tally of 11 batsmen.

De Villiers thanks 'supporting' fans for making Proteas feel like bunch of winners despite WC exit

AB de Villiers

Johannesburg, Mar 28 - South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has thanked fans for their support despite his squad's failure to bring the coveted World Cup trophy home, saying that their fans have made them feel like a bunch of winners.

The South Africans bowed out of the tournament at the semifinal stage, losing a tense match by four wickets to World Cup co-hosts New Zealand.

After the team arrived in Johannesburg on Friday, De Villiers said that they have no regrets as they left everything on that field, Sport24 reported.

Crestfallen De Villiers 'gutted' post ill-fated WC semifinal defeat to Kiwis

Crestfallen De Villiers 'gutted' post ill-fated WC semifinal defeat to Kiwis

Johannesburg, Mar 25 : Crestfallen South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has confessed that he is gutted after his team suffered a four-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the nail-biting semifinal contest at Eden Park on Tuesday.

South Africa bowed out of cricket's pinnacle tournament as New Zealand chased down their 298-run target (D/L Method) on the second last ball of the innings to reach the World Cup final for the first time.

De Villiers says has `no regrets` after Proteas lose WC semifinal to Kiwis

De Villiers says has `no regrets` after Proteas lose WC semifinal to Kiwis

Wellington, Mar 24 : South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has no regrets after his team lost to New Zealand in their World Cup semifinal tie at Eden Park on Tuesday and is hoping that the people back home would be proud of them.

South Africa bowed out of cricket's pinnacle tournament as New Zealand chased down their 298-run target (D/L Method) with four wickets to spare at an electrifying Eden Park to reach the World Cup final for the first time.

De Villiers says 'winning' Proteas like being called 'chokers'

AB de Villiers

Johannesburg, Mar 19 - Following their World Cup quarterfinal rout of Sri Lanka on Wednesday, South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has taken a sarcastic hit at the team's critics, saying that they like being called 'chokers' and would keep that tag as they keep winning.

South Africa were in dominant form, triumphing by nine wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground as they finally won a World Cup knockout match at the sixth time of asking.



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