Abraham Benjamin (AB) can comfortably be described as the best thing to have ever happened to South African cricket.
Also known as Mr. 360, De Villiers is the finest batsman of the modern era and a treat to watch. The South Africa skipper is getting better with every game he plays.
His batting prowess is what makes him the master of unorthodoxy. Sitting on one knee and making the bat do the talking is not everyone’s cup of tea, but De Villiers does the unthinkable over and over again.
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The batsman is the king of all three formats. De Villiers has perfected the art of adapting his batting style according to the circumstances of a game.
At Test level, his calmness with the bat, alongside his ability to score runs at any given ground is what has made him a legend of the game. The short formats are entertaining and De Villiers is a major reason behind that.
The unpredictable nature of his batting renders one thing rather predictable as a result - he is always going to score huge runs.
Not just a phenomenal batsman, De Villier is also a fabulous fielder - diving, sliding and attempting every catch possible and often to great effect. Moreover, his captaincy in the ODI format saw South Africa reach the World Cup semi-finals and climb to third in the ICC rankings.
The perfect blend of timing and composure has seen De Villiers' batting enter the record books. Quite simply, AB de Villiers is the Superman of world cricket.