27 Mar 2021: IPL 2021: Records AB de Villiers can break this season
The 14th edition of Indian Premier League is set to begin on April 9.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener.
The RCB, who are still in search of their maiden IPL title, have a strong batting line-up this time, with AB de Villiers being the nucleus.
Here are the records he can break this season.
Career: A look at his IPL career
AB has been one of the most destructive batsmen in the cash-rich league.
Even the greatest bowlers have been taken to cleaners by the Proteas legend.
In an IPL career spanning over a decade, he has smashed 4,849 runs from 169 matches at an average of 40.40.
He also owns 3 tons and 38 fifties in the tournament.
Feat: ABD set to complete 5,000 IPL runs
In the upcoming edition, de Villiers is likely to become the sixth batsman and second foreign player to register 5,000 IPL runs.
He is 151 runs away from reaching the landmark.
At the moment, he is behind Virat Kohli (5,878), Suresh Raina (5,368), David Warner (5,254), Rohit Sharma (5,230) and Shikhar Dhawan (5,197) on the list of run-scorers.
Fact: A look at the other feats he can attain
ABD (390) is set to complete 400 fours in the IPL by smashing 10 more. Moreover, he (235) will likely complete 250 maximums in the tournament. The South African legend, who owns three tons, could equal David Warner's record of four IPL hundreds.
RCB: ABD will play his 150th game for the RCB
AB de Villiers has been a prized possession for the Royal Challengers Bangalore since the 2011 edition.
This will be his 11th season with the Bangalore-based franchise.
It will be a rather special season as he will play his 150th match for Men in Red.
Having represented the RCB in 141 matches, ABD has smashed 4,178 runs at an average of 42.20.