Why are IPL fans calling Dewald Brevis as ‘Baby AB’? Why are ‘Baby AB’ memes trending on social media?
As Dewald Brevis performed his unique carrom playing style on the cricket pitch, the immensely talented 18-year-old cricketer earned his nickname of ‘Baby AB.’
When the right-handed teenaged batting star made his IPL debut, he became the fifth-youngest foreign player to do so.
He revealed his warrior style in the over number nine thrown by leg-spinner Rahul Chahar.
The young teenager scored 29 runs in just one over, smashing a four and afterwards hitting the spinner for four straight sixes, making it Chahar’s costliest throw in the IPL.
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Brevis was the first to launch a maximum over the long-on. He then proceeded down the track, hitting it wide long-on with the bowler for an even larger shot.
Brevis followed up with a 102-meter shot over wide mid-wicket to complete his hat-trick of sixes.
The young African batsman didn’t stop there, as he went on to hit the over’s fourth successive six.
The teenager’s final hit covered a range of 112 meters, making it the biggest six of the tournament.
Previous best was a 108-meter shot by Liam Livingstone off the batting of Chennai Super Kings pacer Mukesh Choudhary against the same team.
Baby AB is a nickname given to Dewald Brevis for a reason. When the 18-year-old batsman fell short of a well-deserved half-century, he left an indelible impression with a savage batting style that brought to mind the legendary AB de Villiers.
Rohit Sharma was so taken aback by his innings that he stepped out to applaud Dewald Brevis’ strike at the last timeout.
Baby AB became a Twitter trend to honor the baby cricketer, many others joined in with memes praising the Mumbai star.
The stadium audience went ballistic as they saw the young player’s thrill them by delivering in sixes.
Brevis struck 49 off 25 balls before being removed by Odean Smith, denying him the opportunity to become the IPL’s youngest outside player to score a fifty.
Arshdeep Singh bowled him for a run at wide mid-wicket. Despite the loss of Rohit Sharma & Ishan Kishan in the powerplay, Brevis built his innings effectively by taking his chance to settle in.