We all have heard of this saying “Jack of all trades, Master of none”, haven’t we! But there are some Khurkis who have not only defied this saying but also raised the bar of perfection as an all-rounder.
No, I’m not talking about RAJNIKANTH, but about AB de Villiers. This super talented and super cool cricketer is much more than we can imagine. Abraham Benjamin “AB” de Villiers was born on 17 February 1984 in South Africa. de Villiers became the second youngest and second fastest South African to reach 1000 test runs.
That’s what we all know about the cricketer AB de Villiers. But how many of know that he is not only adept at but perfects hockey, football, swimming, is an athlete, a rugby player, a tennis and a badminton player, is good at putting, can take up singing too as a profession if he wants and was also simultaneously good at studies. Phew! All this in one package and his name is not even RAJNIKANTH!
We pluck out some very interesting facts about AB de Villiers, which Khurki bets you certainly didn’t know.
1 de Villiers was shortlisted for Junior National Hockey squad.
2 Villiers was shortlisted for Junior National Football squad.
3 He captained the South Africa Junior Rugby side.
4 AB de Villiers held six South African school swimming records.
5 AB de Villiers was the fastest 100-meter time in South Africa Junior Athletics.
6 de Villiers was a member of South Africa Junior Davis Cup Tennis Team.
7 He was a National Badminton U-19 Champion.
And in case you are wondering he could do all this because he was not as good in studies, here is the bouncer:
8 de Villiers received a national medal from President Nelson Mandela for a science project.
Can’t handle all this? Then, here’s another of his spinners:
9 In 2010, AB de Villiers collaborated with South African Ampie Du Preez for their debut music album named “Maak Jou Drome Waar” (Make Your Dreams Come True)
And, and, and…besides this AB de Villiers also holds the record for the fastest 50, fastest 100 and the fastest 150 in ODI cricket. Playing in IPL for Bangalore Royal Challengers, AB de Villiers is sure a pleasure to watch!