28 Ab de Villiers Quotes: Famous Quotes About AB de Villiers

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Ab de Villiers[Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, born 17 February 1984, South Africa) is one of the best batsman in cricket history and on 23 May 2018 his retirement announcement from international cricket brought down tears in many fans. He is often referred as the most dynamic player, with the ability to hit 360 degree shots and is also lauded for his fielding abilities. Here are the best Ab de Villers quotes and messages by legends on Ab de Villiers.

Motivational Ab de Villiers Quotes

  1. “It would not be right for me to pick and choose where, when and in what format I play for the Proteas. For me, in the green and gold, it must be everything or nothing.”
  2. “I don’t know how I’m gonna pick up a bat again. I just need to be away for a bit and play with my dogs.”
  3. “Always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity.”
  4. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart.” Ab de Villiers Quotes Motivational
  5. “After 114 test matches, 228 one day internationals and 78 T20 internationals it is time for others to take over. I’ve had my turn and to be honest I’m tired.” Ab de Villiers Quotes on retirement
  6. No matter how hot the fire burns, a Protea always survives.”
  7. “It’s not about earning more somewhere else, it’s about running out of gas. AB de Villiers explains why he’s retiring from international cricket.”
  8. “I Can’t win the World Cup alone.”
  9. “This is a tough decision, I have thought long and hard about it, and I’d like to retire while still playing decent cricket. After the fantastic (test) series wins against India and Australia, now feels like the right time to step aside.”

Top Quotes On Ab de Villiers

  1. “Ab De Villiers Changing The Rules Of The Game.” – Rahul Dravid
  2. “One of the best knocks I have ever seen! AB is playing a different game than the rest of us fellows and he does it in all three formats of the game. He is a freak of nature but he is so humble as well. When speaking after the game he just deflected the praise to everyone else. He is not only a fantastic cricketer but an absolute legend bloke as well. It is nice to see a man like that play like that and entertain the crowd like he did But I think his balance is one thing that allows him to be as strong as he is all around the wicket. So, if I could steal one thing from him, it would be his balance while batting.” – Brendon McCullum
  3. “I Demand A DNA Test For Ab De Villiers. This Game Is Only For Humans.” – Aakash Chopra
  4. “Someone I Have Always Watched And Looked Up To. He Is An Absolute Class Act & Someone That I Try To Base My Game On.”– Glenn Maxwell
  5. “AB de Villers is the most complete player of the Modern era” – VVS Laxman
  6. “I have been saying for the past 30 years that Viv Richards has to be the batsman of all time but I am going to have reassess that because this guy is something extra ordinary” – Bob Willis
  7. “AB de Villiers is the Most Valuable Cricketer of the Planet.” – Adam Gilchrist
  8. “I am not in the same category as AB de Villiers. He is a guy that comes out and gets himself in and then all of a sudden he just switches from slow motion to the extreme rocket or something like that. Whatever he is eating, we want some of that. That’s the way he plays; it is fearless cricket.” – David Warner
  9. “There are only two games I dread, its the two IPL Games I play against this Guy.” –Dale Steyn
  10. “I’m writing an official complaint as a bowler against AB de Villiers. All the bowers please join me. legend.” – Irfan Pathan
  11. “AB de Villiers reminds me of my young days, What a Player!” –Chris Gayle
  12. “AB de Villiers is the best batsman in the world and he shows it Again and Again” – Virat Kohli
  13. “Ab De Villiers Is The Definition Of Cricketing Genius.”- Micheal Vaughan
  14. “If I have to pick the best batsmen in world cricket right now, only two names come to my mind. One is AB de Villiers and other is Virat Kohli” – Nasir Hussain
  15. “I have been saying for the Past 30 Years that Vivian Richards has to be the best batsman of all time. But I am going to have to reassess that because this guy (AB de Villiers) is something Extraordinary” –Bob Willis
  16. “Has anyone ever seen AB and Superman in the same room? Didn’t think so.. Fear of spiders is arachnophobia. Fear of tight spaces is claustrophobia. Fear of bowling to AB is logic.” – Jimmy Neesham
  17. “How good is AB de Villiers? This is class.” – Mahela Jayawardene
  18. “You win only if you are not afraid of Ab de Villiers” – Unknown

Few facts about ABD

  • Titans in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League
  • De Villiers holds many batting records, including the world’s fastest One Day International (ODI) 50, 100 and 150
  • The fastest Test century by a South African and the fastest Twenty20 International(T20I) 50 by a South African
  • He started his international career as a wicket-keeper/batsman
  • International debut in a Test match against England in 2004 and first played an ODI in early 2005 and in 2006 debuted Twenty20 International cricket
  • 17 is his lucky number
  • He is a firm believer in God
  • Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers were best friends from childhood since they were in the same school
  • ABD proposed his wife Danielle in front of one of the ‘Seven Wonders Of The World’ Taj Mahal

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