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South African Batsman


AB de Villiers Info

Full NameAbraham Benjamin de Villiers
Date of BirthFebruary 17, 1984
Place of BirthPretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Other Names / Nick NamesAB, Abbas
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight–arm off-spin
RoleBatsman, Wicket-keeper
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 We've got six or seven totally different batters out there and we'd like to get the best player in the right situation for the team. We've got a few big hitters and some guys that can knock it around. If we need a few boundaries, Albie might go up the order. Gary and I like to keep the guys on their toes. 
— AB de Villiers wants his batting order to be flexible / February 16, 2012
 There is a lot of responsibility on my shoulders and I am really looking forward to it. I am obviously very excited and ready to learn. I am really looking forward to this whole challenge. I will work closely with Hashim and the coach. I have been through some ups and downs in my career and I am ready to take on anything. 
— AB de Villiers after being appointed Captain of the South African ODI and T20 teams / June 06, 2011
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 Sachin played an unbelievable knock...He didn't do much wrong in the last game, I don't think any bowler in the world could have tackled that, 
— AB de Villiers on Sachin's record double century / February 26, 2010
 When you are up against the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, it puts a lot of pressure on you early on. The bowlers are quite young, so it is pretty tough for them coming out here and bowling to some of the best players in the world. 
— AB de Villiers on playing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag / February 26, 2010
 I think the most important thing for our young bowlers is to learn and I think they did that. We had a nice team meeting and we discussed the game plan, where we went wrong and what we did right, 
— AB de Villiers on playing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag / February 26, 2010

 It's not really a dead game for us. We have got a lot of pride to win back. We really want to win the last One-day international. 2-1 sounds a lot better than 3-0. We really want to fight and prove a point that we are a good side, 
— AB de Villiers wants South Africa to win the third ODI / February 26, 2010