South Africa cricket team’s U19 side’s batsman Dewald Brevis has become quite so popular on Social Media, after clips of batting, resembling South Legend AB de Villiers, went viral.
South African team is currently going through transition phase, where their most of the senior pros have now quit the game. South Africa have had some great names who have played for the team, Greame Smith, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers to name a few.
And it seems like that South Africa have found their next version of AB de Villiers. And it is none other than South African U19 team’s batsman Dewald Brevis.
The right-hand batsman has become quite so popular in the recent after his brilliant knock against India in their opening match of the ongoing U19 World Cup 2022, being played in West Indies.
The youngsters resemblances quite the same batting as to the South African legend AB de Villiers. Infact, he is even known as “Baby AB” in South Africa for that very reason.
Batting at number 3, Dewald Brevis played a brilliant knock of 65 runs against India U19 Cricket Team, lead by Yash Dhull. When he reached his fifty score, his teammates in the dugout flashed a placard which had “Baby AB” written on it.
An old video on the Cricket South Africa (CSA)’s official Twitter handle is also going viral after the youngsters batting performance against India, in which, Brevis is seen playing AB de Villiers like shot with perfection.
Even though South Africa lost the match, while Brevis and South Africa’s captain George van Heerden was at the crease, the Proteas were all favourite for the victory.
However, India’s left-arm pacer Raj Bawa managed to dismiss Brevis for 65 runs. After which, the Indian team fully took control of the match and dismissed South Africa for 187 runs and picked up a 45 runs win.
Earlier, with help from captain Yash Dhull‘s 82 runs, Team India posted 232 runs. India had lost 2 wicket for 11 runs at the start of the match, but partnerships here and there helped India post a fighting total.
But, one of the most memorable moments of the match will be Dewald’s batting.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Dewald Brevis resembles AB de Villiers’ batting
👏 Dewald Brevis caught the attention of many in the SA U19’s opening #T20KO match.— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 9, 2021
🏏 How will he and the rest of the SA U19s go throughout the competition?
📲 Catch the full match highlights here https://t.co/zz5ZdsFGsZ pic.twitter.com/DYtMB79FB8
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
Dewald Brevis is a talented SA batter. He’s from the same school as ABD & Faf du Plessis. In October 2021, scored 25-ball 46 in a T20 game v Easterns. Idolises ABD— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 15, 2022