In IPL 2022 Mega Auction, a lot of money was also spent on uncapped players. From domestic cricket included in the list of uncapped players to the under-19 World Cup, the fate of many young players changed overnight. In this episode, there was a heavy rain of money on Dewald Brevis, the young batsman of South Africa, who became famous as Baby AB. Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in IPL history, included him in their team by making a big bid of 3 crores. Mumbai has always been known for giving opportunities to new talent.
“Baby Abby” gets support from Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022
IPL 2022 Auction: South Africa’s young batsman Dewald Brevis, who was making a splash with his batting in the Under-19 World Cup 2021, was already expected to be a big bid. After Jiskey, Mumbai Indians included him in their team by paying him 15 times more than his base price. Mumbai spent a huge amount of 3 crores to connect him with them. Mumbai has been known since its early years for bringing new players to the team and honing their talent.
Earlier, in the year 2020, he has also added South African youth bowler Marco Jansen with him. At the same time, the Pandya brothers, and Jasprit Bumrah are the perfect example. These players were included by Mumbai in their team at a time when no one knew them. But today he has become the star player of Team India. Brevis was the second player to be bought by Mumbai on this day before Mumbai included Ishan Kishan back in his team by paying a hefty price of 15.25 crores.
The world record was made in the Under-19 World Cup
In the recently played Under-19 World cup 2021, South Africa’s young batsman Dewald Brevis created a lot of discussion with his quick batting. His batting style is very similar to the batting of former South African batsman AB de Villiers. Due to this people in the cricket world have started calling him ‘Baby AB’.
Brevis scored a total of 506 runs in this entire tournament. During this, his average was 84.33. With the bat of Brevis, 3 half-centuries and 2 centuries came in the entire tournament. With this, he also got the world record for scoring the most runs in an Under-19 World Cup. In this case, he left behind Team India’s experienced opener batsman Shikhar Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan scored a total of 505 runs in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup.