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AB de Villiers is a hockey, football, rugby, tennis and badminton champ!

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
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.

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