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AB de Villiers – A legend marred by obscurity

Ab de villiers Fielding

An Introduction of the Legend

A man known for his unconventional shots. A thorough batsman, renowned for his techniques and unorthodox strokes. An unparalleled fielder able to leap unimaginable distances and secure a catch with ease. A sportsman whom all loved and continue to love dearly. This man is none other than the lesser-known legend – AB de Villiers.

Ab de villiers after making century.
Ab de villiers after making century

Ab de Villiers Achievements

He stands among the top test and ODI players, he is also known for his T20 stints which have earned him a following throughout the globe.

Following are some of the lesser-known achievements of ABD –

  1. He scored about 460 runs in a series, which put him at the top of the same series.
  2. He was the first man from the central continent to hit a double hundred against India.
  3. In 2013, he almost scored 1000 test runs, thereby, retaining the mace for South Africa.
  4. Mr.360 made double records of the fastest 50 and 100 in whole international cricket history.
  5. He made his maiden 50 in his fourth test match.
  6. Akin to his 50, in the same series, he made his maiden 100, which established him as a pro player.

These are just some of the many examples of the exemplary feats of AB de Villiers. Despite his extraordinary stint as an all-rounder. Unfortunately, he does not find a place in the annals of cricket. Which should not have been the case at all.

Ab de villiers hitting a long shot
Ab de villers hitting a sixer

Journey of Ab de Villiers: From Fame to Obscurity

Despite the fact, that AB de Villiers, owing to his extraordinary capabilities, performance, and sportsmanship. He carved out a name for himself during his active years. The years following his retirement did not seem to carry his name forward as they ought to have.

Ab de villiers roaring
Ab de villiers roaring

Instead of being placed at par with legends like -Sachin Tendulkar, Sir Don Bradman, and Brian Lara. Unfortunately, his name comes somewhere near the bottom of the list, which in itself is deplorable. It is utterly regrettable that a player like him does not find recognition befitting his true stature. However, he is one of the most entertaining player.

Mr.360's unique style
Ab de villiers Playing 360 shot

Ab de villiers is the king of People’s heart

Regardless of the position attributed to him by the experts or other cricketers. Ab de Villiers holds a critical place in the hearts of his fans and people around the globe. He is known as Mr. 360; an all-rounder who has won over the hearts of millions. His marvelous performances and amicable demeanor is acknowledged all over the globe. However, after an outclass career, he might not have received the recognition like he deserved from the cricket community.



  1. Michael

    January 10, 2023 at 6:28 am

    An unmatched performance during whole career

  2. Arbaz

    January 10, 2023 at 6:33 am

    An outstanding performer in each format

  3. Manthar

    January 10, 2023 at 7:12 am

    @Michael @Arbaz Thank you for your comments

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