AB de Villiers hits ‘surprised himself’ with half-century against Sunrisers Hyderabad

New Delhi AB de Villiers has surprised himself with his innings of 51 runs off just 30 deliveries in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) win of 10 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In what was RCB’s season opener in IPL 2020, de Villiers helped Virat Kohli’s team in crossing the 150-run mark at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday.

“I surprised myself to be honest. We had a competitive game in South Africa, which was great, gave me a little bit of confidence,” de Villiers, who retired from international cricket in 2018, said after RCB beat SRH by 10 runs in Dubai.