South African Superstar cricketer Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is undoubtedly one of the world’s most destructive batsmen. Even after retiring from the International format, his current form in this year’s Indian Premier League is just unstoppable. The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s wicketkeeper-batsman unsurprisingly comes under amongst the world’s richest cricketer and is the 4th highest-paid athlete in South Africa. De Villiers, also known as Mr.360, earns a net annual income of $3 million.
Being a global cricketing icon, he is the face of many leading brands around the world. Let us peek into some of the brand sponsorships of the Superman of the Cricketing world.
Audi – In December 2014, German Automobile manufacture Audi signed up the Former Proteas Skipper and Captain as its brand Ambassador. Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Australian skipper Steve Smith are also associated with the brand.
Montblanc – Montblanc is a well-known German manufacturing company that deals in luxury goods such as watches, jewelry, etc. In 2017, the brand appointed ABD as it’s a brand ambassador in South Africa and India. Because of his gentleman behavior on and off the field, he was the perfect pick for the brand.
Puma – German footwear giant PUMA and AB de Villiers joined forces in 2006. The association has been extended multiple times since then and is still very much active.
MRF – AB De Villiers signed a deal with MRF in 2017, which was reported to be worth ₹ 28 Million. The prominent Indian based tire manufacturer has sponsored many legendary batsmen, including Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Steve Waugh. Currently, Indian Skipper Virat Kohli is also a part of the MRF family.