Stats: A list of records held by AB de Villiers in International cricket

AB de Villiers scored over 20,000 runs in his international cricket career.

AB de Villiers scored 22 hundreds in Test and 25 hundreds in ODI cricket. (photo - Getty)

AB de Villiers or Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is widely known as Mr. 360 or ABD is one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He made his international debut for South Africa in a Test match against England in Port Elizabeth in December 2004.

In the first two-three years he didn't have much success but since the start of Indian Premier League his career changed and in coming years he performed all over the world and in all formats and thus created many records and he is also called the most talented cricketer of all time as he can open, bat in the middle order, can keep and is also a great fielder. And here is a list of records held by AB de Villiers. 

A List of Records held by AB de Villiers in international cricket -

1 - AB de Villiers is the only batsman to score more than 2000 runs at an average of 50 plus and at a strike rate of 100 plus in ODI cricket. He scored 9577 runs at an average of 53.50 and at a strike rate of 101.09 in 228 ODIs. 

3 - AB de Villiers won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year award three times in his career - the joint-most by any cricketer along with Virat Kohli. 

16 - AB de Villiers holds the record of the fastest fifty in 16 balls in ODI cricket. He achieved this feat against West Indies in Johannesburg in 2015.

31 - AB de Villiers smashed 31 balls ODI hundred against West Indies in Johannesburg in 2015 - the fastest ever ODI hundred of all time.

47 - AB de Villiers scored 47 hundreds in international cricket - the third-most by a South African and overall tenth most in the world. 

50 Plus - AB de Villiers along with Virat Kohli is the batsman to average over 50 with bat both in Test and ODI cricket. AB de Villiers averages 50.66 in Test and 53.50 in ODI cricket. (Min 2000 runs).

64 - In World Cup, 2015 AB de Villiers smashed 150 runs in just 64 balls which is the fastest ever 150 of all time in ODI cricket. 

78 - AB de Villiers bagged his first duck in Test cricket against Bangladesh in November 2008 after playing 78 innings - the most innings played before first ever duck in Test cricket.

328 - AB de Villiers hit 328 sixes in international cricket - the seventh most sixes by a batsman in international cricket. 

1207 - With 1207 runs AB de Villiers is the fifth leading run-scorer of all time in ODI cricket world cups. He scored 1207 runs at 63.52 and at a strike rate of 117.29 with 4 hundreds and 6 fifties in 23 World Cup matches.

20014 - AB de Villiers is one of twelve batsmen to score 20,000 or more runs in international cricket. He scored 20,014 runs with 47 hundreds and 109 fifties in 420 matches.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 30 Apr, 2020

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