In the Under-19 World Cup 2022 held in the West Indies, a young South African batsman made a lot of noise with his batting. Seeing his batting in the style of former South African great batsman AB de Villiers, people started knowing him as “Baby AB”. Now you must have known. I am talking about Dewald Brevis. In this entire tournament, Brevis scored a total of 506 runs in 6 matches at an average of over 84. After which Mumbai Indians made an expensive bid for him in the IPL auction. But now as soon as one level comes up from Under-19 cricket, there seems to be a huge decline in the performance of Dewald Brevis.
“Baby Abby” seems to be losing form
Dewald Brevis, the young South African batsman, who became known as Baby AB during the Under-19 World Cup, resembles the former South African great batsman AB de Villiers. His style has earned him worldwide recognition. Brevis is currently part of the Titans team in South Africa’s domestic T20 tournament CSA T20 Challenge.
But, he has completely failed to do the kind of performance that was expected in this tournament. In the match against North-West on Tuesday, Brevis could not even get his account. He was bowled to zero by Dwayne Pretorius. So far only 112 runs have been scored in the 5 matches played in this tournament. During this, he has not been able to touch the figure of 50 even once.
Mumbai Indians will have high hopes
Dewald Brevis has the ability to take wickets in bowling as well as batting. Keeping this skill in mind, Mumbai Indians, the most successful franchise in IPL history, spent Rs 3 crore for him during the IPL 2022 auction.
Brevis was the most expensive selling player among the Under-19 players in the IPL Mega Auction. However, the way his form has declined in the CSA T20 challenge will definitely be a matter of concern for the franchise. In such a situation, it will also be very interesting to see how Brevis can prove himself by coming on the big stage of IPL.