Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

Updated: Apr 28, 2019, 13:34 | Rahul Ramakrishnan
  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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 pic: AB de Villiers posted this picture 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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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

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

    In pic: AB de Villiers posted this picture with wife Danielle and captioned, "What a weekend! 5 year anniversary, @danielledevilliers jy’s amazing! Best surprise ever."

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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.

    In pic: AB de Villiers captioned this picture, "Go the Giants! Beat LA, such a fun day"

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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 pic: AB de Villiers captioned this picture, "AB de Villiers and wife Danielle de Villiers enjoy a vacation with a waterfall and rainbow in the backdrop."

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

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

    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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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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.

    In pic: AB de Villiers captioned this picture of himself with Danielle as, "Happy New Year from us 2 Divvies"

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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 pic: AB de Villiers captioned this picture, "2 years ago at our favourite holiday destination. Wish I was there with u guys. But happy to stay here a few more days and hopefully finish off on a high with the sky blues!"

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    AB de Villiers has been in phenomenal form in the IPL 2019 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the 10 matches that he has played so far, he has scored 414 runs at an average of 59.14 and a strike rate of 158.01.

    In pic: AB de Villiers captioned this picture with his son as, "The Oakley boys are happy and ready for the summer @oakley @sethhulley"

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    In Royal Challengers Bangalore's match against Delhi Capitals on April 28, AB de Villiers will have to once again carry the batting on his shoulders if the team are to stay alive in the competition.

    AB de Villiers captioned this picture, "England, we'll see you soon! #ProteaFire"

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

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

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    AB de Villiers captioned this picture from a boating trip with the family as, "Family bonding day out on the water, up to a waterfall and back. Got back to an @officialCSA victory finished off with a good nap. Happy day!"

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    AB de Villiers captioned this picture, "For the 1st time in so many years Christmas brought me to the doorstep of the place where I grew up with the people who were there from the day I was born. Such a special time with family! A merry Christmas to everyone out there, let us remember why we celebrate this, the King has been born"

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

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

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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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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  • Did you know AB de Villiers proposed to his wife Danielle at the Taj Mahal?

    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

In our series 'Player to watch out for' in the match of the day, we showcase cricketer AB de Villiers, who will feature for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Delhi Capitals on April 28 at the Feroz Shah Kotla. We check out his life post-retirement from international cricket, where he likes to go on holidays with his wife and family. (All photos courtesy/ AB de Villiers Instagram)

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