South African Dewald Brevis made headlines during the ICC U19 World Cup 2022 as he was the leading run-scorer in the tournament. Brevis also known as ‘Baby AB’ scored 506 runs at an average of 84.33 with two hundred and three fifties in just six games.
The South African team got out in the quarter-finals but the ‘Baby AB’ stole all the limelight for his excellent batting.
Being the highest run-scorer, it is no wonder he would initiate a bidding war in the auction.
DEWALD BREVIS IPL TEAM
The South African youngster was bought by Mumbai Indians for INR 3 CR after a bidding war between four teams(Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, Mumbai Indians).
Dewald Brevis: Why Brevis Is Known As ‘Baby AB’
Dewald Brevis is known as ‘Baby AB‘ because he resembles AB de Villiers batting stance and timing. He has the ability to hit big shots like de Villiers.
Dewald Brevis is known as "Baby AB" in South Africa and last night when he completed his fifty against India U-19, his team-mates showed it from the dressing room. pic.twitter.com/6AhmST0AJB
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 16, 2022
Brevis the emerging cricketer is a die-hard fan of ABD in real life. He played for the Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool(Affies) and coincidentally it’s the same school where MR 360 had done his schooling.
Dewald Brevis wears jersey number 17 which is of De Villiers and he has asked him before wearing that jersey.
The South African dugout was seen holding a placard that read ‘BABY AB’after his fifty against India U19
Dewald Bravis Hit Four Consecutive Sixes In The Indian Premier League
During the 23rd match of the ongoing 15th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indians batter Brevis announced his arrival on the IPL stage when he struck four sixes and a four against Rahul Chahar of the Punjab Kings.
BABY AB Destruction🔥
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— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 13, 2022
Playing his third match, the uncapped South African scored a game-changing 49(25) with the help of four fours and fives sixes while chasing a target of 199.
While Brevis had scored an eye-catching 29(19) against Kolkata Knight Riders and dismissed Virat Kohli against Royal Challengers Banglore, his consecutive four sixes to Rahul Chahar gave him the fame moment of IPL.