AB de Villiers – That is why we call him Mr. 360


AB de Villiers - That is why we call him Mr. 360

South African star player AB de Villiers is one of the most destructive batsmen of modern era.

He can single-handedly destroy the opposition teams bowling attack with his mix of traditional and unconventional shots. In fact, he is one of the best candidates for being the complete cricketer. He can bat, bowl and can keep wickets as well. He is also brilliant on the field when he is not performing the wicket-keeping duties.

De Villiers can play shots all around the wicket and is equally adept at playing the fast and slower bowlers and there isn’t a bowler in the world that seem to bother him.

It is his entertaining shots with the bat that makes the crowd cheering for him all day long.


The outstanding numbers of the right-hander in Test match cricket is a proof that he can play any of the textbook shots to perfection. He can play the audacious shots over extra cover, straight drives, leg scoops, smacks to the mid wicket boundaries, pull-shots, reverse sweeps and switch hits.

He can play the unconventional shots like no other batsman when called upon.

On the day, De Villiers scored the fastest hundred in an ODI game off just 31 deliveries against West Indies, former Indian Test opener and now a commentator, Aakash Chopra tweeted : “I demand a DNA test of AB DeVilliers…this game is only for humans. #superhuman #WhatAPlayer”