Dubai: Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers (AB de Villiers), who scored a half-century in the first match of the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) against SunRisers Hyderabad, said that he himself was surprised by such form after a break of 5 months. The former South African captain scored 51 runs in 30 balls which helped RCB add 163 runs for 5 wickets. De Villiers said, ‘I am surprised myself. In South Africa, we played a competitive match which gave some confidence.
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He said, ‘A 36-year-old player who has not played cricket for more than 5 six months, if he comes and plays like this among the youth, it is a good start. Glad to stick to the basics. He praised Devdutt Padikkal, who had already scored a half-century in an IPL match, saying, “He is a very shy and low-speaking boy.” He is very skilled and I do not need to say anything.
Significantly, in their first match of IPL 2020, RCB team defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 wickets. In this match AB de Villiers and Devdutt Padikkal scored the required runs for the team with their bat. De Villiers has been associated with RCB for many seasons. This year too, cricket fans have high hopes from Mr. 360 degree.