Birthday special: Why AB de Villiers is called 'Mr. 360' (Photos)

First Published 17, Feb 2020, 2:11 PM IST

As former South African captain AB de Villiers celebrates his 36th birthday today (February 17), let us look back at his playing days and find out why he is called “Mr. 360”. He is capable of hitting shots all around the ground. Recently, he was seen playing in the Big Bash League (BBL) Twenty20 tournament in Australia. He turned up for Brisbane Heat. There are speculations that De Villiers may come out of retirement to play the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. Even South Africa coach Mark Boucher has hinted that he is ready to welcome back the Proteas superstar.

AB de Villiers finds the leg-side boundary during a limited-overs game

AB de Villiers finds the leg-side boundary during a limited-overs game

AB de Villiers unleashes the switch hit

AB de Villiers unleashes the switch hit

AB de Villiers finds the fence on the off-side

AB de Villiers finds the fence on the off-side

Inside out shot from AB de Villiers

Inside out shot from AB de Villiers

Sweeping the spinners with ease

Sweeping the spinners with ease

Be it limited-overs cricket or the five-day format, AB de Villiers was the master at the crease, scoring runs easily

Be it limited-overs cricket or the five-day format, AB de Villiers was the master at the crease, scoring runs easily

Another delightful shot

Another delightful shot

Belligerence

Belligerence

Down on one knee, AB de Villiers sends the ball soaring into the stands

Down on one knee, AB de Villiers sends the ball soaring into the stands

Incredible shot. Only AB de Villiers can manage this

Incredible shot. Only AB de Villiers can manage this

Commentators often run short of words when AB de Villiers comes up with this kind of a shot

Commentators often run short of words when AB de Villiers comes up with this kind of a shot

Right-hander turns left-handed

Right-hander turns left-handed

Sweeping to the boundary

Sweeping to the boundary

Nataraj shot

Nataraj shot

Fans are waiting for AB de Villiers to come out of international retirement and entertain them with his array of shots once again. However, he will be in action from next month at IPL 2020

Fans are waiting for AB de Villiers to come out of international retirement and entertain them with his array of shots once again. However, he will be in action from next month at IPL 2020

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