All odds were against the Royal Challengers Bangalore until AB de Villers came with his sparkling fifty and saved the day for RCB. AB de Villiers was “surprised” to find form in the side’s IPL opener after being out of action for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The former South African skipper provided the much-needed final strokes with a 51-run innings off 30 balls to take RCB to 163 for five. “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.