This could come as a revelation to many, who simply know AB de Villiers as South Africa's star batsman and of course now Royal Challengers Bangalore's big-hitter in IPL-7.
Super sportsman! AB de Villiers
De Villiers, who has been shortlisted by Cricket South Africa for the 2013 South African Cricketer of the Year award, is a man of numerous sporting talents.
Here's a list of sports AB has excelled in soon after her joined Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool, a premier sporting institute in South Africa, at the age of 13.
> He was shortlisted for South Africa's junior national hockey team.
> He made it to the shortlist of South Africa's junior national football team.
> He was captain of South Africa's junior national rugby team.
> He holds six South African school swimming records.
> He holds the record in the 100m dash in South Africa's junior athletics.
> He was a member of South Africa's junior Davis Cup tennis team.
> He was South Africa's U-19 national badminton champion.
> Has a golf handicap of scratch or zero, which means he is a player whose average score for a round of golf is par or better.
> He is a recipient of the prestigious national medal from the Late Nelson Mandela for a science project.