BABY AB Dewald Brevis enters IPL auction


IPL 2022 Auction: Baby AB in IPL Auction – Dewald Brevis may be uncapped and yet to make his senior debut but he is already one of the favourites in the auction. Dubbed as ‘Baby AB’ for his uncanny similarities with AB de Villiers’ playing style, Brevis has been a sensation in the U19 World Cup. The Virat Kohli and RCB fan will now aim to be picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the auction. Follow IPL 2022 Mega Auction Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

Top-scorer of U19 World Cup with 368 runs and 7 wickets for South Africa, Dewald Brevis is the star of the tournament. Add his leg-break bowling to the mix, Brevis brings all-round abilities to the table that every franchise crave for.

IPL 2022 Auction: Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers fan ‘BABY AB’ Dewald Brevis enters IPL auction, will RCB fulfil his BIGGEST DREAM?

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He has been nurtured by none other than AB de Villiers himself and as the former South African skipper still holds a lot of respect in RCB, Brevis could be a target of the franchise.

IPL 2022 Auction: Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers fan 'BABY AB' Dewald Brevis enters IPL auction, aims big bucks

IPL 2022 Auction: Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers fan ‘BABY AB’ Dewald Brevis enters IPL auction, will RCB fulfil his BIGGEST DREAM?

IPL 2022 Auction: Why is he called Baby AB?

There is an uncanny similarity between AB de Villiers and Dewald Brevis. Not that the two starred in U19 World Cup but their style of play. The South African U-19 allrounder Brevis has added the 360-degree shots to his arsenal that ABD mastered at a later stage of his career.  The exciting youngster is on the radar of many IPL franchises and could be a big hit in the upcoming auction.

In his first two matches of the U19 World Cup, Dewald Brevis has scored 169 runs including a century against Uganda and 65 against India in the opener. In fact, it was his third 50+ score in as many innings as he smashed 50 against West Indies. He has also gotten the hang of leg-break bowling and has taken four wickets in two matches of the U19 World Cup.

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Dewald Brevis in U19 World Cup 2022:

vs Sri Lanka 6 & 1/52
vs England: 97 & 2/40
vs Ireland: 96 & 0/13
vs Uganda: 104 & 2/18
vs India: 65 & 2/43

IPL 2022 Auction: Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers fan ‘BABY AB’ Dewald Brevis enters IPL auction, will RCB fulfil his BIGGEST DREAM?

Mentored by AB de Villiers

The reason? AB de Villiers has been mentoring Dewald for the last two years. The two had many net sessions together, helping the 18-year-old improve. ABD even had been to Brevis’ house where he has a cricket net to practise.

“I know Dewald very well. I have been his mentor for about two years now and help him with his batting and his attitude towards cricket. We have done quite a few sessions in the indoor nets together,” AB de Villiers told Netwerk24. 

“I always invited him for one-on-one sessions when I was preparing for the Indian Premier League, then I threw balls at him and he at me. I have also been to his house, he has his own (nets) just there. I worked with him there and met his parents,” he added.

IPL 2022 Auction: Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers fan ‘BABY AB’ Dewald Brevis enters IPL auction, will RCB fulfil his BIGGEST DREAM?

IPL 2022 Auction: Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers fan 'BABY AB' Dewald Brevis enters IPL auction, will RCB fulfil his BIGGEST DREAM?

It was during a visit to Dewald’s school when AB de Villiers first watched him play. He was so impressed that the two continued to practice and ABD took him under his wings. Since then, he has only flourished. To make the matter more interesting, Dewald is an RCB fan like ABD’s second home was Bengaluru and RCB.

Destination RCB?

In a conversation with ICC TV, Dewald Brevis revealed that his BIGGEST DREAM is to play for RCB.

“For me, one of my biggest dreams is to play for the Proteas. I’m such a big fan of IPL and I would love to play the IPL for RCB. I love RCB because Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were there. I’m a big fan of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers,” he said in a video posted on the International Cricket Council (ICC).

“Also, all the other T20 competitions around the world. I want to be recognized as an all-rounder with my leg-spin bowling. I want to play all three formats,” he added.

IPL 2022 Auction: Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers fan ‘BABY AB’ Dewald Brevis enters IPL auction, will RCB fulfil his BIGGEST DREAM?

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