AB De Villiers lives in Durban with his whole family. This property is believed to be worth around Rs.20 crores INR. He also holds a variety of condos in several countries.
AB is an active social media user. He shares his images, as well as entertaining videos and reels, on Instagram and other social news networks. He has a large fan base, with millions of followers. De Villiers also makes a lot of money through his social media sites, where he promotes brands. He has over 30 million followers across the platforms.
De Villiers was born to Abraham Benjamin de Villiers and Millie de Villiers on February 17, 1984, in Warmbad (now Bela-Bela), South Africa. He attended Pretoria’s Afrikaanse Hoor Seunskool with colleague Faf du Plessis, who was and still, is a close buddy. He has completed high school. His father was a doctor who grew up playing rugby union and pushed his son to participate in sports as a child. In 2012, he purchased a Luxury Home.
AB never made headlines about his affairs. He is currently married to Danielle De Villiers. In 2012, after five years of dating, De Villiers proposed to Danielle Swart at the Taj Mahal. They tied the knot on March 30, 2013. He has 2 sons and lives happily with his family.
After South Africa’s semi-final loss to New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup, an alleged quota dispute erupted in April 2015, while AB was the ODI captain.
To achieve quota requirements, South Africa’s high-performance coach Mike Horn revealed that the team management was obliged to select Vernon Philander over the in-form Kyle Abbott during the World Cup.
- He became the third-fastest South African to reach 1,000 Test runs in 20 innings in 2005.
- He holds the second-highest individual score as a South African batsman, with 278 runs.
- He became South Africa’s second-highest ODI scorer with 9577 runs from 218 innings in 228 matches, cementing his place in ODI history.
- He won the ICC One-Day International Player of the Year award in 2010.
- In 2011, ABD earned two hundred in a single World Cup, scoring 107* and 134 against the West Indies and Netherlands national teams, respectively.
- Against the West Indies in 2015, he hit the fastest ODI century (in 31 balls) and the fastest ODI half-century (in 16 balls) in the 39th over of the same match.
- He also hit the fastest 150 in only 64 deliveries during the same year’s World Cup match 2015 against the West Indies.
AB De Villiers was also selected for the national junior hockey team.
2. He was also named to the Junior National Football Team.
3. South Africa’s Junior Rugby team was captained by AB de Villiers.
4. He held six school swimming records in South Africa.
5. He had the fastest 100-meter time in Junior Athletics in South Africa.
6. AB was a member of the Junior Davis Cup Tennis Team for South Africa.
7. In 2010, AB de Villiers and South African Ampie Du Preez collaborated on their debut album, “Maak Jou Drome Waar.”
8. Faf du Plessis and De Villiers were classmates and childhood friends.