At age 36, AB de Villiers is enjoying post-retirement with wife Danielle

Updated: Feb 17, 2020, 12:01
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    Despite his retirement from cricket, it has been rumoured that AB de Villiers will make his high-profile comeback at this year's T20 World Cup in October.

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    AB de Villiers is a former South African cricketer who played as a batsman and wicket-keeper for the South Africa cricket team. He was born on February 17, 1984. 

    In picture: AB de Villiers with wife Danielle in a pool. He captioned, "Love spending time in the Caribbean! Family dream destination! It's a pleasure to be playing for @BIMTridents this year and hope to get the ball rolling in the next game @CPL"

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    AB de Villiers was considered as one of the best batsmen in the world while he was at his peak for the national team.

    In picture: AB de Villiers and Danielle on their fifth wedding anniversary

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    AB 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 T20 International 50 by a South African batsman.

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    AB de Villiers was born in Warmbad, South Africa. The 360 man did his high-schooling with current South Africa Test captain Faf du Plessis.

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    AB De Villiers proposed to his long-time girlfriend, Danielle, at the Taj Mahal in 2012. They now have three sons. 

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    AB de Villiers' father was a doctor who had played rugby in his youth, and he encouraged his son to play sports. AB de Villiers, however, was most interested in cricket.

    In picture: AB de Villiers with his wife and kid during a holiday

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    AB de Villiers has some of the best stats for a batsman in South African cricket's history, he has scored 8,765 runs with 22 hundreds in Test matches. AB de Villiers also scored 9,577 runs in ODIs which includes 25 hundreds.

    In picture: AB de Villiers with his son

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    AB de Villiers captioned this picture after the birth of his second son, "Now we are 4! Praise the Lord for this amazing blessing in our lives. John Richard de Villiers was born at 11am on Monday the 17th and both Danielle and John are safe at home. My wife is the most amazing woman and once again showed incredible courage and strength through all of this."

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    AB de Villiers is also an accomplished guitar player and a singer. In 2010, he released a bilingual pop album entitled Maak Jou Drome Waar.

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    AB de Villiers has played domestic cricket for many clubs such as Delhi Daredevils, Barbados Tridents, Tshwane Spartans, Rangpur Riders, Lahore Qalandars and Brisbane Heat. However, his most famous club is Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IPL.

    AB de Villiers captioned this picture during IPL as, "Looking forward to having my family over in India with me."

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    At the 2019 IPL, AB de Villiers played 13 matches and scored 442 runs. His highest was unbeaten 82.

    In picture: AB de Villiers from a boating trip with the family

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    In his IPL career, AB de Villiers has played 154 matches and scored 4395 runs at an average of 39.95. His highest score is 133*. ABD has 3 centuries and 33 fifties.

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    On New Year's Day 2020, Ab de Villiers shared a wonderful photo with his wife and friends and wrote, 'Into 2020 with a bang! Happy new year'

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    AB de Villiers captioned this picture of a holiday with his wife as, "So, last night was pretty special! Breathtaking views as the sun was setting, and then an unforgettable dinner around the fireplace @LaResidenceSA"

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    AB de Villiers captioned this picture of a dinner outing with his wife as, "Hook, line and sinker restaurant in Pringle bay. Very special, unique experience! Love this spot! @danielledevilliers"

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    AB de Villiers captioned this picture from a vacation with wife Danielle as, "The end of a very memorable trip! Thanks Quinny and Sash, what a wedding"

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    AB de Villiers posted this picture with Danielle and captioned, "Quality time with my beautiful wife! What a night"

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    AB de Villiers posted this picture of a trip with his wife and friends. He wrote, "@davidmillersa12 photo bombing the couples pic! Think he's trying to tell us something??! #dekockwedding"

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    AB de Villiers captioned this picture with his son as, "After a quick trip to India and back over the weekend, my Medical Doctor pulled me in for examination. He put me to bed straight away and said I’ll be much better in the morning! Thanks Doc AB"

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    AB de Villiers captioned this picture on his wife's birthday as, "Celebrating a very special bday on the plane tonight! Happy bday my love! 31 very well lived years, never a dull moment, always time for a smile, a heart of gold- here’s to many more"

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    In pic: AB de Villiers captioned this picture of Danielle and his son as, "Was good fun catching up with my all-time Cricket hero and good friend @JontyRhodes8 on What the Duck 3. He still remembers the score of the game of tennis we had played ;) Thanks for having us on the show"

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    AB de Villiers posted this picture from a fun talk show with Jonty Rhodes. He wrote, "Was good fun catching up with my all-time Cricket hero and good friend @JontyRhodes8 on What the Duck 3. He still remembers the score of the game of tennis we had played ;)
    Thanks for having us on the show"

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About The Gallery

Former South African star all-rounder AB de Villiers, who has kept a low profile following his retirement, turns 36 today. AB de Villiers has been living it up with his wife Danielle, kids and friends ever since he hung his boots. On his birthday, we take a sneak peek into his life post-retirement from international cricket. (All photos courtesy/ AB de Villiers Instagram)