In ABD, B is for bowling

Referred to as Mr. 360, De Villiers thoroughly justified the sobriquet thanks to his - otherwise lesser known - exploits with the ball.

De Villiers has nine international wickets against his name.

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has retired from international cricket effective immediately.

READ: De Villiers announces international retirement

De Villiers has played 114 Tests, 228 one-day internationals and 78 Twenty20s for the Proteas, and has been one of the pioneers of modern batsmanship.

 

De Villiers' ability to play shots all across the field has often left fans gobsmacked. The 34-year-old has been equally electric on the field, pulling off catches that - at times - were a bespoke celebration of his agility and athleticism.

Referred to as Mr. 360, De Villiers thoroughly justified the sobriquet thanks to his - otherwise lesser known - exploits with the ball. In a career spanning close to 14 years, De Villiers has 66 overs of medium pace (34 in Tests and 32 in ODIs) in international cricket with nine wickets against his name - two in Tests and seven in ODIs.

Darren Powell and Tino Best of West Indies were his only Test scalps.

LIST OF AB'S INTERNATIONAL WICKETS

1. Darren Powell  South Africa vs West Indies, 4th Test, 2005

2. Tino Best         South Africa vs West Indies, 4th Test, 2005

3. Aaron Finch      South Africa vs Australia, 3rd ODI, 2014

4. Tom Latham     South Africa vs NewZealand, 2nd ODI, 2014

5. Trent Boult       South Africa vs NewZealand, 2nd ODI, 2014

6. John Mooney     South Africa vs Ireland, 2015 World Cup

7. Younis Khan      South Africa vs Pakistan, 2015 World Cup

8. Saqlain Haider  South Africa vs UAE, 2015 World Cup

9. Amjad Javed     South Africa vs UAE, 2015 World Cup