Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated cricketer AB De Villiers on Sunday on becoming the fastest player ever to score 7000 One Day International runs.
"De Villiers has done the country immensely proud with his sterling achievements and we wish him all the best going forward," said Zuma in a statement issued by the Presidency.
De Villiers has also been named the International Cricket Council's One Day International (ODI) Cricketer of the Year.
Playing his 172nd ODI for South Africa against Australia on Friday, he brought his total to 7019 runs from 166 innings at an average of 51.23.
Zuma - who is currently in Brisbane, Australia for the G20 leaders summit - also pledged his support for the Proteas in their ODI match against Australia in Perth on Sunday.