Born on February 17, 1984, AB de Villiers is a one of a kind. He is equally at ease playing the conventional batting strokes as he is at defying the textbooks in order to find gaps in the field. While he can draft a 220-ball 33 to save a Test, he can also plunder the fastest 50, 100 and 150 in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Few have shown the ability to adjust to all three forms of the game as de Villiers.For a player who came into international cricket as a wicketkeeper-batsman, he can challenge for a place amongst the greatest of fielders with his athleticism. Much like his batting, he can be as breathtaking on the field.When he doesn't bat, keep or field, he takes a few off wickets with the ball. His all-round brilliance isn't just limited to his cricket. He is also a fine player in tennis, hockey, badminton and swimming.