Fastest 50, 100 and 150 runs, yet de Villiers wept bitterly when a dream was broken

AB De Villiers  Birthday

Fastest fifty, century and 150 runs in ODIs… the second player to complete 9000 runs in ODIs and half-centuries in 12 consecutive Tests.

One of the greatest

He can hit every corner of the field. That’s why he was called ‘Mr 360’. Today is 38th birthday of this batsman.

A game changer

January 2015, against westindies he scored a century in just 31 balls. De Villiers was dismissed after scoring 149 runs in 44 balls. In this innings, he hit 16 sixes and 9 fours.

The fastest century

The fastest century

During the same innings of fastest 100, he made the record for the fastest fifty. He completed his 50 runs in 16 balls during this innings

The fastest 50

Against West Indies in World Cup, De Villiers had completed 150 runs in just 64 balls. In the last over of South Africa, he scored 30 runs

The fastest 150

After loosing the world cup semifinals against Australia. He was captaining the side and his country’s dream of winning the World Cup remained unfulfilled

Wept bitterly 

South Africa were defeated by New Zealand in the semi-finals by 4 wickets according to the Duckworth-Lewis method. After this, de Villiers cried bitterly

Unforgettable loss