Right-handed batsman, right arm medium South African bowler with mind blowing strikes and strokes that take the opponent as well the crowd by surprise, Abraham Benjamin Villiers is one of the worlds best and most sought after cricket players. No wonder he was bought for USD 1.1 million dollars by the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the IPL Player Auction in 2011. He is his best in the shorter formats of the game where he is currently ranked number 1.
With his unquestionably powerful ability to guard the wicket and a perfect hand-eye coordination that has fetched him some of his best performances till date, AB de Villiers is a player hard to miss and harder to forget. Let us look into the top ten most glorious performances that Villiers has pulled off as a batsman till now.
1. 149 off 44 balls Vs West Indies at Johannesburg, second ODI, 2015
This was a career defining innings for the South African genius. De Villiers highest score of 149 runs off 44 balls in the format came against the West Indies in Johannesburg. He took only 31 balls to reach his century becoming the fastest batsman to reach the mark. In the same match, De Villiers scored the fastest fifty off 16 balls, and hit 16 sixes equaling the Rohit Sharmas record for more sixes in an inning.By the time he was out, South Africa had powered to 439, the second highest score in ODI history.