One of the greatest batsmen of all time, South Africa’s AB de Villiers is celebrating his 37th birthday today on February 17, 2021.
AB de Villiers is well-liked all over the world by both the cricketing experts and fans, thanks to his affable persona and batting abilities. Not only with the bat, but De Villiers has also amazed the fans and his fellow cricketers with his wicketkeeping and fielding skills as well.
He made his Test debut for South Africa in 2004 and played 114 Tests, making 8765 runs with 22 centuries with the best score of 278*. He also played 228 ODIs, making 9577 runs with 22 centuries to his name. All of his ODI centuries came at a strike rate of more than 100.
De Villiers also played 78 T20I matches, scoring 1672 runs with 10 fifties. He also captained South Africa in the 2015 World Cup but shocked the world by retiring from international cricket in 2018 owing to increasing pressures of playing in all formats of the game and from being tired of excessive cricket.
He has endeared himself to Indian cricket fans, thanks to his exploits in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he played for Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he has formed a great friendship with Indian captain Virat Kohli, both on and off the field.
Today as he celebrates his 37th birthday, AB de Villiers received wishes from the Indian cricket fraternity on Twitter.
Here are the tweets: