AB de Villiers

Updated: February 22, 2011 13:02 IST

Only a few sportsmen possess the skills that he does. A gifted athlete known to be a live-wire in the field, he is widely considered as one of best fielders present in world cricket today. 26-year-old AB De Villiers affectionately called AB by his team mates was born on February 17, 1984. Villiers is an aggressive right hand batsman from South Africa. His skilled footwork can cause a lot of trouble to bowlers, spinners and pacers. AB is known for his effective and efficient game play. He is also amongst the fastest and most sensible runners between the wickets. AB has all the ingredients for a perfect batsman. He made his debut as an opening batsman against England in 2004-05. Since then, he has been a consistent performer at the highest order. In a very short space of time, he has accumulated many runs in Tests including centuries against India, Australia and England.

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