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South African star cricketer AB de Villiers turns 32 today

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Published on 17 Feb 2016 12:25 PM GMT

South African star cricketer AB de Villiers turns 32 today
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Pretoria: The One Day International (ODI) and test match captain of the south Indian cricket team, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, is celebrating his 32'Nd birthday on Wednesday.

On this special occasion, newztrack.com tells you some interesting facts about the star cricketer:

  • AB de Villiers was born on February 17, 1984.
  • He attended Afrikaans High School for Boys (Affies) in Pretoria, South Africa.
  • He was part of his school's Under-14 cricket team.

  • Being a versatile sportsman, he has excelled in rugby, golf, badminton, swimming, cricket and tennis.
  • He had a flair for hockey and was a part of the under-16 hockey team of his school.
  • He was also short listed for South Africa's junior national hockey team.
  • Although he has excelled in many sports, he chose to pursue a career in cricket.
  • He became the second youngest and fastest South African to score 1000 test runs after Graeme Pollock.
  • He played for Carrickfergus Cricket Club in Northern Ireland as their overseas player in 2004.
  • He made his test debut as a 20-year-old on 16 December 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth.

  • He is regarded as the best batsman in all formats of the game in the world today and one of the greatest of all time.

  • Has unique distinction of averaging more than 50 in both the Tests and One day format.
  • In 106 Test matches Villiers so far played in, he has scored 8074 runs with average of 50.46 while in 200 ODIs, his tally is 8621 at a staggering average of 54.56.

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