Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, commonly known as AB de Villiers, is a former South African cricketer who played for the South African national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen of all time.
He holds many batting records, including the world’s fastest One-Day International 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century by a South African and the fastest Twenty20 International 50 by a South African batsman.
He also plays for Titans in South African domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He is also known as “Mr. 360°” due to his ability of playing shots in all parts of the field.
Even after retiring from international cricket, the South African cricketer continues to play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. His fan following from India escalated to another level after he started playing the IPL. The South African cricket cannot thank the fan enough for the support that they have rendered to him over the years during the IPL.
Just to make his Indian followers feel special, AB took to social media and put out a post for the same. AB took to Instagram and shared a black and white photo of himself. What caught our attention was the caption that went alongside. “I remember playing against India in India and the crowd was cheering for me. Nothing can beat this moment. Which is your #YeGameHaiMahaan moment? @dream11_fantasy,” read the caption.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) April 16, 2019
This tweet from ABD attracted his followers in big time who poured their love towards the multi talented athlete.
Most loved foreign cricketer for a reason
— Naveesh Kumar (@NaveeshKumar14) April 16, 2019
When it comes to players like you we don’t care which team we are cheering for or which country we belong to ❤️❤️ we love you 😍😍
— @rti🌡️ (@thegirl_youhate) April 17, 2019
that’s enough abd after Dhoni n Virat now u has more fans in india..
Still RSA WC Team is not announced plzz come back to international side
— Virat for life💚 NGK😎 (@kpmsabeer780) April 16, 2019
I remember that odi where you were smashing India all over and Mumbai crowd was like”a b d a b d a b d”
In India against India
— Purushottam Pradhan (@Purusho97543822) April 16, 2019
I was one of those who were cheering for you, legend…
— Gaurav Bhanderi (@Patel_GP) April 16, 2019
Following his retirement, AB de Villiers has played Mzansi Super League, the Bangladesh Premier League. the Pakistan Super League and the Indian Premier League 2019.
In Mzansi Super League, where he led the team finished as the second highest run-scorer while in his 6-match stint with BPL, he smashed 247 runs that include a century. Coming to IPL, he has been the solo pillar for the team, as Virat Kohli is failing to be consistent enough.