Abraham Benjamin de Villiers was born on 17 February, 1984. He is a South African international cricketer. AB de Villiers was born in Warmbad, and enjoyed what he later described as the “really relaxed lifestyle up there, where everyone knows everyone”. He went to high school in Pretoria along with fellow teammate Faf du Plessis. They attended the prestigious Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool. AB returned home for weekends. His father was a doctor who had played rugby union in his youth, and he encouraged his son to play sport; as a child, De Villiers played cricket at his home. His autobiography was published in September 2016. Besides cricket, he also excelled at golf, rugby and tennis in his youth. He has been involved in charity works
Abraham plays all formats and also a former captain in all formats. He has been rated as the number one batsman in Tests and ODIs on several occasions. Often regarded as one of the best batsmen of his generation and also regarded as one of the greatest of all time, De Villiers holds many batting records, including the world’s fastest ODI 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century by a South African and the fastest T20I 50 by a South African. AB de Villiers is also among one of the marquee players in T20 Global League.
De Villiers captained South Africa in all formats, but since his injuries, he stepped down from Test captaincy and continued in limited over formats. However, with defeats in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and England series, he stepped down from limited over captaincy as well.
Benjamin has made good record at the international level as became the second youngest and second fastest South African to reach 1000 test runs after Graeme Pollock. In his Test career so far has batted, bowled and kept wicket. Even though he excelled in other sports, he chose to pursue a career in cricket and, after a spell in the South Africa U19 team, he made his debut for the Titans in 2003/4. He made his Test debut as a 20-year-old on 16 December 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth. He made an impression opening the batting, but was dropped down the order for the second Test and also handed the wicket-keeping gloves. In this match, he made a match saving half century from number seven. However, he found himself at the top of the order again for the final Test of the series and has played the majority of his Test innings there.