All of us knows about AB de villiers and his skills in cricket , behind the stumps and with the bat . I was reading his interview on the Xpert app, where he says “I have never wanted to try different things just for the sake of it. It literally comes as a natural thing when I am playing,in the heat of the moment.” He has amazed everyone with his unorthodox shots and he is one of the finest cricketer of the generation . But apart from his cricketing skills there are some other facts about the great cricketer we all need to know
1 Medal from Mandela
He is a recipient of the prestigious national medal from the former South African president Nelson Mandela for a science project when he was younger, proving that he is not simply a talented sportsman, but an academically gifted individual too. He attended the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, which is also known as Affies, located in Pretoria
We all know how much AB loves India. He proposed his wife (girlfriend at that time)Danielle at the Taj Mahal in 2012, while he was playing the IPL.
3 Apart from cricket....
He held six South African school swimming records. He was the fastest 100-meter time in South Africa Junior Athletics. AB was a member of South Africa Junior Davis Cup Tennis Team and was a National Badminton U-19 Champion.AB de Villiers was shortlisted for Junior National Hockey squad. He was shortlisted for Junior National Football squad.
4 Musical AB
Oh man, is there something he cannot do?He has his own band as well. In 2010, the popular cricketer collaborated with South African Ampie Du Preez for his debut music album named “Maak Jou Drome Waar”, which translates to “Make Your Dreams Come True”.
5 Friendship with Faf
Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers were best friends from childhood as they were in the same school. They played for the school's first cricket team when they were only 15.