Ab The Autobiography

by AB De Villiers

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


The autobiography of one of the world s finest ever batsmen.
AB has become the most valuable cricketer on the planet Adam GilchristAB de Villiers is one of the finest batsmen ever to play cricket and yet his achievement extends beyond his outrageous armoury of drives pulls paddles scoops and flicks.Whether he is delighting home crowds at the Wanderers or Newlands or setting new records in Bengaluru or Sydney he plays the game in a whole-hearted manner that projects a positive image of his country around the world and also makes millions of South Africans feel good about themselves.
This is AB s story in his own words. The story of the youngest of three talented sports-mad brothers growing up in Warmbaths of a boy who excelled at tennis rugby and cricket of a youngster who made his international debut at the age of twenty and was then selected in every single test played by South Africa for the next eleven seasons of a batsman who has started to redefine the art being ranked among the world s very best in test ODI and T20.Through all the pyrotechnics and consistency AB has remained a true sportsman – quick to deflect praise swift to praise opponents eager to work hard to embrace the team s next challenge and to relish what he still regards as the huge privilege of representing his country. This is the story of a modern sporting phenomenon.

Genre, Biography

About The Author

Abraham Benjamin “AB” de Villiers (born 17 February 1984) is a South African cricketer who captains the South African Test and One Day International (ODI) teams, and is regarded the best batsman in the world at present and also one of the best of all time. He holds many batting records, such as the fastest 50, 100 and 150 in ODI cricket, the fastest Test century by a South African and the fastest T20I 50 by a South African. He made his international debut in a Test match against England in 2004 and first played a ODI in early 2005. His debut in Twenty20 International cricket came in 2006. As of 2016, he has passed 8,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket and has a batting average of over fifty in both forms of the game. He began his career as a wicketkeeper-batsman, but later played most often purely as a batsman. He has batted at various positions up and down the order.

Average Reader Rating

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for Ab The Autobiography

  1. 5 out of 5

    “Excellent Book”

  2. 5 out of 5

    Not many foreign cricketers are loved as much as AB Devilliers in India. The Superman of Cricket is one of the most respected cricketers of our generation and for the right reasons. I enjoyed the personal touch that he has mentioned throughout the book. The book is not just focussed on his innings or South African Team’s matches but the personal instances mentioned has made this book relate with him and Proteas to a different level altogether. The personal touch that I craved for in Sachin’s Playing it My Way was fulfilled in this book (though it doesn’t compensates the fact that I expected more from Sachin’s book). It is an honest book covering the emotions that he and his teammates have felt in many instances, clarifying the rumours that have surrounded him. Reading this book you will want that the chokers tag should be removed from the Proteas (cricket lovers will understand this). ABD has clearly mentioned his deep love and connection with India and has a complete chapter dedicated to India. India has played its role not only in his professional life but in personal life too and you will get to know it once you pick this book up.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Awesome book. I’ve been waiting for this since years, but didn’t expect it to come out so soon. Inspired insights into making of a champion. Really enjoyed the entire part before AB made his international debut. From then on, as I already knew much of what actually happened on the field, it was not as exciting. But, still a must read for every athlete and an excellent book for anyone interested in sports.

  4. 5 out of 5

    This book is speechless , inspiring and fabulous, just like ABD himself. ABD has explained every aspect of his life in such a way that you can easily visualize each and everything. The first chapter wherein he describes his Fastest ODI century and the adventures of his childhood .
    The book is written precisely by the masterclass himself,no where he dominates his status in the book,his life is described as a boy who turned a superstar,He described every chapter of his life meticulously inspires us throughout the book.I literally cried when I read where he mentioned THE DREAM CHAPTER (“Never in my wildest dreams and I dreamed a lot as a barefoot youngster growing up in a small town did I ever imagine this could happen to me” ). His Autobiography is a masterpiece. A journey of a legend from the local grounds at South Africa to the grounds in Sydney and India. I am just loving each and every word he mentioned here, the Most humble, genuine, genius and selfless cricketer of the modern era.WORLD BEST CRICKETER – ABD

  5. 5 out of 5

    AB De Villiers is an exceptional cricket player but more than that, he is an inspiration to many people around the world and especially young cricket players. I would definitely recommend this book for people of all ages, young and old.
    De Villiers is portrayed in the media as being exceptionally good at every sport he has played and have made mention of many sporting achievements that he attained. While not doubting his ability in all sports it is interesting to read that he didn’t achieve all that has been said about him. In the book De Villiers is honest and never says a bad word about any player he has played with or against. He doesn’t boast about his many achievements and is humble. Whilst he doesn’t delve into any politics, I don’t believe that it affects the interesting read of the book. As many people might or might not know, South Africa’s stance with politics and sport is a touchy subject and don’t believe that AB needs to delve into this aspect to make his book an interesting read. An easy book to read and one which I thoroughly enjoyed.

  6. 5 out of 5

    A very honest and emotional book written by the best Batsman in the world. As a cricket and an AB De Villiers fan i liked the way he described in details of all the various cricket matches and how had he felt during those. I needed to know that. There’s a whole chapter on Cricket in India where he describes IPL and all the experiences while tours to India. He Sums the chapter on India by saying that India is the best place to play cricket. Then there’s another chapter called “The Dream” in which he discusses his dream of winning the world cup where he executes a run-out while fielding at cover and then South Africa wins the World Cup. Sadly it hasn’t happened yet but I wish it happens soon. Then he tries to explain on why South Africa doesn’t perform well in ICC Tournaments and says “Until South Africa goes and wins one of the ICC Trophies we will be under pressure and just needs to move on and look ahead”.AB De Villiers is that rare Batsman who will have fans all around the world and probably the only Cricketer who you will cheer for even if he’s playing against your team. I don’t think there was or ever would be a more Humble, Classy and Stylish player than AB De Villiers!!!. 

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