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AB De Villiers Named South African Cricketer of the Year

AB de Villiers won as many as five awards, including the South African Cricketer of the year.

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South Africa’s AB de Villiers hits a shot during the Cricket World Cup match. (Photo: Reuters)

AB de Villiers won as many as five awards, including the South African Cricketer of the Year for a second consecutive time at a function hosted by Cricket South Africa (CSA) in Johannesburg, reported The Hindu.

The 27-year-old batsman was named the ODI Cricketer of the Year, Cricketers’ Cricketer of the Year, SA Fan’s Cricketer of the Year and also got the ‘So Good Award’ for scoring the fastest century in the history of ODI cricket against the West Indies in December 2014.

Having won the South African Cricketer of the Year for a second consecutive year, De Villiers has matched the performance of former paceman Makhaya Ntini, who had received the award in 2005 and 2006.

Jacques Kallis (2004 and 2011) and Hashim Amla (2010 and 2013) are the other players to have been awarded the South African cricketer of the year twice, while previous winners were Shaun Pollock (2007), Dale Steyn (2008), Graeme Smith (2009), and Vernon Philander (2012).

Wow! What a legendary list to be a part of! Kudos!

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