Hitting 49 off 25 balls including 4 sixes in a row in IPL
Hitting 49 off 25 balls including 4 sixes in a row in IPL
And that at the tender age of 18!!!!!!!
31 off 11 balls today
Finally after years of waiting for another AB he has arrived.
CSA best wake up before this lad gets a offer to play overseas and eventually for another country.
Good luck young man and remember your loyalty is to yourself first and foremost.
What a star and at this tender age....unbelievable.
AB's first game in IPL was in 2008 - when he was already 24 years old - this kid is only 18. The fact is that this kid better be drafted into the Proteas ODI squad asap - that is before the end of this year or he will be a goner from SA.
Michael Vaughn already said he is a miracle player and England will pay an independent fortune to get hold of him.
No point him staying.
He’ll just end up like AB, after years of service and bringing nothing but credibility to SA cricket, have some POC tarnish his career by saying he behaved obscurely racist at some point in the distant past.
CSA and the ANC don’t deserve to reap the benefits of the hard work the PARENTS put in to producing these talented chaps.
Brevis should go play in England or Australia, get paid more AND contribute to places that actually invest in their players as opposed to leaching off of them.
Let them shove their racist polices, mismanagement, corruption and incompetence all the way up their…
I hate to say it... because I would so much want to watch this guy represent SA for many years to come, because he really is such a super talent... but I actually fully agree with you Plum.
Our current state of cricket will destroy this guy..... just look at Steyn, Du Plessis, AB.... and the racist shit that always happens......there is a reason these guys retired when they did.... and they didn't need to...
Let England or Australia make Brevis into a superstar, SA cricket will just gradually tear and wear him down to mediocre....
Fact is AB is a very wealthy man - his estimated wealth in US Dollars is over $20 million - his Rand value being over R300 million. Much of his money is invested outside of SA and he made that from the IPL and his business partnership with Virat Kholi, AB is in fact the financial advisor of both Quinton and Brevis.
I doubt whether any money earned by Brevis from the IPL will ever reach SA. Brevis's income from the Titans is more than enough for him to have ample pocket money and he still lives with his parents. According to media reports he is very family-orientated.
We all know SA Cricket is total shit - which has serious financial problems in surviving - but the fact is they will be forced to pay good players plenty of money to keep them playing - unfortunately the good players suffer the same fate as the poor players at present in the Protea teams - the whole issue is racialist-orientated and has been from 2015 to date. .
"Our current state of cricket will destroy this guy..... just look at Steyn, Du Plessis, AB.... and the racist shit that always happens......there is a reason these guys retired when they did.... and they didn't need to..."
That is factually untrue with regards to Dale Steyn........he suffered a re curring injury which forced him into retirement.
"That is factually untrue with regards to Dale Steyn........he suffered a recurring injury which forced him into retirement"
Actually....this is factually untrue, and definitely did not happen...
Dale Steyn still wanted to play in the T20 world cup, but it was postponed because of Covid
He then stopped playing in the IPL and started playing league games around the world and last played last year in March for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League....and then decided to retire
After this tweet from Dale below, where he stated he was not retiring....but leaving RCB....he joined the Pakistan Super League and played for them
Up until when Dale Steyn retired, he was perfectly fit to play
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 2, 2021
Correct, so as I said..... it was not a recurring injury which forced Dale Steyn into retirement.
As for retiring because of racial issues, I guess there is not sufficient evidence to prove that it was part of the problem / decision making process...... but there has been plenty of public examples of racial issues in the last few years that resulted in upsetting the senior players in the SA squad, so I would prefer to believe that it definitely played a part in deciding when and how to retire.
Here is a classic example of what I mean, where Steyn , Faf and Imran were involved in the ugly CSA issue last year
Isn't it interesting how none of them play for SA anymore.......
Steyn and Faf only did this publicly..... because they can no longer be penalized or victimized by CSA.... so just imagine what went on whilst they were still playing and couldn't say or do anything ...
I'll say it again, Dale Steyn was selected to play in the 2019 T20WC.......the mere fact that he was selected is proof enough that racism wasn't an issue.
That WC was aborted because of the pandemic.
He then wisely decided to earn retirement dollars in the IPL and other T20 Leagues.
CSA had nothing to offer him or any other player with regards to selection because there were no tournaments........the pandemic had put a stop to all tournaments.
Steyn had retired from T20 cricket by the time the 2022 T20WC came around.
My argument is specifically based on your allegation that racism played a role in Dale Steyn's retirement. I'll say it again, there simply is no evidence to support your allegation. Players retire for various reasons, Dale Steyn had several reasons....racism wasn't one of them.
It's a pity that this blog was sabotaged after starting off as a celebration of a new star in South African cricket. As for CSA, my opinions are well documented, as a matter of fact there is one currently further down the board which I'm sure you've read but if you wish to discuss CSA then start a new thread and I will join in.
Hasta La Vista.
Yes, we can celebrate and should celebrate the individual.
And i’ll celebrate double the amount if/when England snap him up.
"And i’ll celebrate double the amount if/when England snap him up."
Please the English, and not the Aussies...... please
Defos the English.
Having played there, I have ample respect for how the Poms handle their cricket.
The balance between community involvement/volunteering and government support is really great.
Did some coaching there too and I, like most guys, donated what we got paid back to club.
Got plenty of love and admiration for English Cricket.
What a poor game he had last night dropped once and made 3 runs I think it was.
Really poor display for this talented lad.
Yes he is trying to be far too attacking, not playing the balls on their merit.
He is trying to live up to the hype and his inexperience showed
No bat can go out and smash every ball they face
Let’s hope he learns from this. His strength in the U19 WC was starting slow and then kicking off, playing balls on their merit
Agree these recent failures are part of the learning curve but hopefully he will learn from those errors and play his game.
Talented young man and I would back him playing in Aussie rather than the UK if he does move.
Even if re remains in RSA he should keep his rewards overseas.
Only a fool would bring the funds back into RSA.
Failed again with only 3 runs
The pressure will be building now for him to make good
Well Dave, I did express my fears of the pressures facing him in a previous post and after his previous innings against Lucknow when he scored 3 runs I couldn't help but feel that the shot he played had "anxious" written all over it. There is no doubt that pressure has gotten to him and it's hard to say at this stage of his career in which direction he'll go, tomorrow is his 19th birthday, I can't begin to imagine what's he's going through. He needs to settle the nerves very quickly and play himself into an innings, slowly build some confidence with one's and two's before he goes big just as Markram did in last night's game.
Yes he has built up a reputation and now he thinks he needs to live up to it every time he bats. He is attacking everything- nothing is played on its merits
Batting does not work like that against professional bowlers
So as a selector would you drop him? .... could do him good or would you chance the dice one more time? I know what I would do. BTW his team is playing on Monday.
I’d sit him down and tell him to stick to the basics - build an innings and then let rip
I would back him and definitely not drop him - but he is going to be feeling the pressure next time he walks out to bat
He needs to be told to play his natural game.... but within reason.
The team comes first at all times, and any personal achievement after that is a bonus... he is so young, and because of that, he wants to please everyone, from his team, to the thousands watching each of his games...
Getting called "Baby AB" by the media was always going to be factor at some point....
Build a foundation first, get yourself set...get your eye in....and treat each ball on it's own merit...... and do not play for the crowd.
Dave....my take, I too would sit him down and have a chat but he'd have to convince me he's mentally fine and then I'd tell him he has my total support and confidence, with a rider .....play your self into the game. Get the feel of ball onto bat before bat onto ball.
Instead they decided to drop him
From hero to zero poor kid
Sorry to see Brevis being dropped.
But this action will hopefully help him to come back stronger and more mature game wise as a top player.
The pressure on this young man must be something he has to deal with as do all top sporting individuals.
Come back stronger and show the world your class young man.
I think everyone is hoping the very best for Dewald who is potentially a star of the future, he's not only good for SAFFA cricket but he is also good for the game of cricket. It's clear that the weight of expectancy has gotten to him and in hindsight it was premature of him to step into the cauldron of the toughest professional gig in world cricket to advance his career. This could have a devastating impact on the now 19 year old.....it potentially could, I'm not saying it will.
Will he recover? We really don't know........time, a neutral in all of this is our only hope.