Dewald Brevis is a 19-year-old South African cricketer who became a star by the end of the U19 WC 2022. Dewald has broken several records with his power-packed batting, and in his first World Cup match, he scored 65 off 99 balls against India. He continued to achieve success throughout the tournament, and he went on to be the Man of the Series. He had hit 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries in the tournament. Apart from his game, Brevis is known for the similarities in his batting style with South African star AB de Villiers, which brought him instant fame. Read on to learn all about Dewald Brevis father and if he is related to AB de Villiers.
Who is Dewald Brevis’s Father?
Dewald Brevis was born on April 29, 2003, in Johannesburg, and his father is named Jack Brevis, while his mother is Yolanda Brevis. Yolanda is self-employed and has supported Dewald throughout his career. Dewald’s love for cricket developed early, and his family helped him practice. His father, Jack, made a pitch in their backyard for Dewald to practice and learn with his elder brother Reinard. His mother, Yolanda, would bowl for him in the absence of Reinard. Because of this support from his parents, Dewald has reached a high level in the sport at such a young age. Brevis also currently plays for the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL.
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Is Dewald Brevis Related to AB de Villiers?
‘Baby AB’, as Brevis is popularly known, is not related to Mr. 360, AB de Villiers. However, Dewald idolizes the former South African cricketer AB de Villiers. Brevis also has the same jersey number, 17, as AB de Villiers. Dewald Brevis also went to the same school as AB did, Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies), Pretoria, and Faf du Plessis is an alumnus of the same school.
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Why is Dewald Brevis called ‘Baby AB’?
Brevis is nicknamed ‘Baby AB’ or ‘AB 2.0’ because of the resemblance in his shots with the legendary player de Villiers. Because of his stance and timing, he is fondly called Baby AB by his teammates. This gave rise to rumours on the internet as everybody thought Dewald was related to AB de Villiers; however, this is not the case. Brevis’s shots also highly resemble AB’s style. Following his idol, Brevis also aspires to play for RCB in IPL.
Dewald Brevis in the U19 WC
The South African youngster has attracted attention globally for his extraordinary performance in ICC U19 WC 2022. Brevis broke several records as well and scored 506 runs in the tournament. In doing so, he broke India’s star opener Shikhar Dhawan’s record of scoring 505 runs in WC 2004. Furthermore, he smashed a total of 45 fours and 18 sixes in the tournament with a strike rate of 90.20. In addition, he now holds the record for hitting the most sixes in an Under-19 World Cup, hitting 18 sixes. Earlier, India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubhman Gill, and Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan also achieved the same feat. Due to his skilful performance, Brevis won the Man of the Series.
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