1. AB de Villiers was shortlisted for Junior National Hockey squad.

2. He was shortlisted for Junior National Football squad.

3. AB de Villiers captained the South Africa Junior Rugby side.

4. He held six South African school swimming records.

5. He was the fastest 100-meter time in South Africa Junior Athletics.

6. AB was a member of South Africa Junior Davis Cup Tennis Team.

7. He was a National Badminton U-19 Champion.


Hashim Amla's grandfather originally belongs from the city of Surat in Gujarat.

Amla led the South Africa U19 team at the 2002 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, leading his team to the final.

Amla became the first South African to score a Test match triple century when he plundered an unbeaten 311 against England at The Oval.

Amla is a devout Muslim who wears a beard for religious reasons and has successfully negotiated with the South African team’s main sponsors, SA Breweries, not to wear the Castle Lager logo on his playing and practice gear.


Miller comes from a sporting background. His father was a club-level cricketer, and insisted that his son play multiple sports to stay fit.

Miller revealed that his childhood inspiration to take up cricket was Australian batsman Matthew Hayden.

Match-winning debut

The now-famous nickname “Killer Miller” came after an unbelievable innings of 101 not out off 38 deliveries for Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2013.



His father preferred him playing rugby over cricket

Best friends with AB de Villiers

His parents pushed him to continue his studies

He refused to play for England

Fourth South African to score a ton on debut

Love for cooking

Loves posting half-nude photos


JP Duminy

Brian Lara is His Idol

He Took his Mother to Australia on his Debut Series

He Has a Scientific Bent of Mind

He is a Late Riser

He is married to a Former Model

He Loves to Eat Pasta but only if it is Cooked by His Mom

His Favourite Drink is Kola Tonic Lemonade

He Drives a Volkswagen


De Kock’s work ethic soared and the time he spent in the nets was even more than his mentor McKenzie, who had a reputation of being the last man to leave the practice ground.The second Test of South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2014 played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, saw an awkward scenario. The wicketkeepers of both sides were named “Dickwella” and “de Kock.”

After a CLT20 match in 2012 between Highveld Lions (de Kock’s team) and Mumbai Indians, one of the cheerleaders during the match, Sasha Hurly, who was highly impressed, came and congratulated him. Later their friendship blossomed over Facebook and their romance began. Sasha and de Kock have been dating ever since.


The Morkels are an Afrikaner family who love their cricket. Morne and his elder brother Albie have played for South Africa. Malan, the eldest of the three, is also a cricketer who played for South Africa Under-19


Allan Donald spotted Morne Morkel quite early and has mentored him. Donald has constantly monitored Morkel’s progress and that has done him a world of good.




While playing in the IPL for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he clocked his fastest delivery and the fastest in IPL cricket recorded at 156.2 km/h.


He began playing cricket when he was around 11 years old and he received a Hansie Cronje cricket set as a Christmas gift.

Steyn played a cameo as himself in the 2014 Hollywood film Blended.




Imran Tahir’s celebrations after taking a wicket are something all spectators, fans and pundits love to see. After claiming a wicket, Tahir can be seen running around the wicket like a madman, being chased by his teammates. He has also said on a particular occasion that – “If I claim a hat-trick, I would probably run into the stands.”


Pakistani who went on to play for SA due to no opportunity in Pakistan


A genuine allrounder


Morris married his long-time girlfriend Lisa Oosthuizen in August last year. He used the money he earned playing in the Indian Premier League to pay off his parents’ mortgage. Then he built a house for himself and his then fiancé, Lisa Oosthuizen.



Kagiso Rabada

He claimed Glenn Maxwell as his first international wicket – for a duck.

His spell of 6/16 in the same match is also the best by a South African bowler in ODIs and by any debutant