Dewald Brevis, South Africa’s U19 World Cup star, Responds to Comparisons to AB de Villiers. Has stated that being referred to as “Baby AB de Villiers” is a huge honor for him.
South Africa’s young batter Dewald Brevis. Exploits at the U19 World Cup have prompted comparisons to Proteas legend AB de Villiers. The youngster’s style and class have earned him the moniker ‘Baby AB.’ Which he is extremely flattered about. I’m at a loss for words. I’m not even close to what AB de Villiers was. He’s a guy I grew up idolizing. He’s been my role model since the first time I saw cricket.” Brevis was quoted as saying
Brevis scored an incredible 506 runs at the global spectacle in his first season as a contracted player for the Centurion-based franchise – a tournament synonymous with launching the careers of multiple cricketing legends.
Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, and Aiden Markram have all represented South Africa in the tournament over the years, while other global superstars such as Brian Lara, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Virat Kohli have also made a name for themselves.
Dewald Brevis Responds to Comparisons to AB de Villiers
This puts Brevis in elite company, and his record run-haul saw him break India opener Shikhar Dhawan’s previous record of 505 runs.
“It was a huge honor to accomplish what I did. I’ve worked so hard for it, and I believe that doing the simple things correctly made all the difference.”
They are the players you grew up watching, as well as those who have gone on to become true game legends. It serves as a powerful motivator for me to continue in the same direction “He went on.