Happy Birthday MR. 360°: AB de Villiers turns 37 today, wishes pour in for the 'Batting Maestro'

AB de Villiers, the most aggressive batsman in the cricket world, is celebrating his 37th birthday on 17 February today. Abby's fans congratulated him on Twitter. As a result, #HappyBirthdayABD is trending in the world of social media.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 17, 2021 13:27 IST
Happy Birthday MR. 360°: AB de Villiers turns 37 today, wishes pour in for the 'Batting Maestro'
Batting Genious - AB de Villiers, turns 37 today. (Getty Images)

Happy Birthday AB de Villiers, MR. 360°: AB de Villiers, the most devastating batsman in the cricket world, is celebrating his 37th birthday today. Cricket fans and lovers congratulated him on his very special day. As a result, #HappyBirthdayABD is trending in the world of social media. As Mr. 360° famed ABD turned 37 today, wishes started pouring in for the batting maestro globally. His Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate and Indian skipper Virat Kohli led the birthday wishes.

Virat Kohli, who shares the dressing room with de Villers, was among the many who wished him on his 37th birthday. "Happy bday brother. Wish you all the happiness and good health and lots of love for the family. See you soon," Kohli tweeted.

The former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has played 78 Twenty20I internationals in which he has scored 1672 runs at an average of 26.12 and with a brutal strike rate of 135.16. He was last seen in action in the Big Bash League (BBL 10) for Brisbane Heat.

KL Rahul, who also played with the South African superstar during his time at RCB, tweeted: Happy birthday legend aka Mr 360 and everyone’s favourite @ABdeVilliers17 ''You make batting look so easy. Have a great day and thank you for inspiring us''.

The 3-year-old African iconic batsman has retired from international cricket in March 2018. He has since been active in franchise-based T20 tournaments across the globe.

On 18 January 2015, AB de Villiers has notched a scintillating ton in 31 balls against West Indies. No other batsman could break his record so far. de Villiers holds the record for the fastest century, half-century, and 150 runs. de Villiers has scored 50 runs in 16 balls, hits 150 off 44 balls against West Indies back in 2015. 

Notably, ABD has accumulated 8765 runs in 114 Tests including 22 hundred and 46 half-centuries. At the same time, playing 228 ODIs, he notched 9577 runs with 25 tons. In both ODI and Tests, he averages in excess of 50.