Everyone was shocked after hearing the news of AB De Villiers retirement from international cricket. The South African batsman took to Twitter and announced his retirement. Check out how the cricket world reacted. He is one of the most feared batsmen of all time. He is one of the batsmen who the opposition wants to get rid of. Besides that, he is one of the most hardworking and most gifted sportsmen of all time. You may be aware of his records in the field of cricket, but there are much more about him that makes him special. Let us take a look at some of the lesser-known facts about him.
1. Scored Fastest ODI Century
AB De Villiers is also known as Mr. 360. He got the nickname as he can hit the ball at any area. He broke Corey Anderson’s record when he scored a century in just 31 balls. Anderson took 36 balls to score his century.
2. 17 Is His Lucky Number
ABD wears the jersey no. 17. He considers it a lucky number as he was born on 17 February 1984.
3. Fastest Half-Century
AB also holds the record of scoring the fastest half-century in ODI matches. He completed his half-century in just 16 balls and eventually smashed the previous record of 17 balls which was held by Sanath Jayasuriya.
4. His First Job Was To Carry Drinks
His brothers used to play crickets and he was too young to play with them. They assigned a job to him which was to carry drinks for them when they played cricket in the backyard of their house.