Brevis on fire

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Apr 14, 2022, 00:09

Hitting 49 off 25 balls including 4 sixes in a row in IPL

Apr 14, 2022, 02:30

And that at the tender age of 18!!!!!!!

Apr 18, 2022, 01:03

31 off 11 balls today

Apr 18, 2022, 17:10

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.

Apr 19, 2022, 02:35

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.       

Apr 19, 2022, 13:42

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…

Apr 19, 2022, 14:22

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....

Apr 20, 2022, 02:34

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.   .      

Apr 20, 2022, 11:44

"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 recurring injury which forced him into retirement.

Apr 20, 2022, 13:04

"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

Cricket tweet ??

Just a short message to let everyone know that I’ve made myself unavailable for RCB at this years IPL, I’m also not planning on playing for another team, just taking some time off during that period.

Thank you to RCB for understanding.

No I’m not retired. ??

— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 2, 2021

Apr 20, 2022, 18:14

Steyn, who retired from Test cricket in 2019 with an eye on limited-overs formats, last played an international in February 2020 – a T20I against Australia – but has had constant run-ins with injuries over the last few years, especially after a career-threatening shoulder injury during South Africa’s tour of Australia in November 2016.

Steyn was initially included in South Africa's squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup but had to pull out without playing a match due to a shoulder problem. He still had an eye on the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020, before that tournament was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He played in T20 franchise leagues thereafter, including in the Pakistan Super League in March this year. He also pulled out of the IPL, but insisted he wasn't retiring. However, on Tuesday, he brought his career to a close, quoting lines from the Counting Crows song A Long December.


To summarize, he retired from Test cricket to continue his career as a T20 player in the IPL and Pakistani T20 League. He was selected for the Proteas to play in the T20 2019 WC but that tournament was aborted because of Covid.

Clearly he had retired from Test Cricket, was selected to be part of the Protea T20 squad but that tournament was aborted because of covid. There is no evidence to suggest he retired from T20 cricket other than for his own reasons. There is no evidence to suggest he was rejected for selection by CSA on racist grounds as you suggest.

Apr 21, 2022, 08:42

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...

Steyn Article

Apr 21, 2022, 12:55

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.

Apr 21, 2022, 15:41

Yes, we can celebrate and should celebrate the individual.

And i’ll celebrate double the amount if/when England snap him up.

Apr 22, 2022, 08:10

"And i’ll celebrate double the amount if/when England snap him up."

Please the English, and not the Aussies...... please

Apr 22, 2022, 11:07

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.

Apr 22, 2022, 18:35

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.

Apr 25, 2022, 23:30

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

Apr 25, 2022, 23:50

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.

Apr 25, 2022, 23:52

Even if re remains in RSA he should keep his rewards overseas.

Only a fool would bring the funds back into RSA.

Apr 27, 2022, 23:03

Failed again with only 3 runs

The pressure will be building now for him to make good

Apr 28, 2022, 01:52

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.

Apr 28, 2022, 11:33

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

Apr 29, 2022, 01:45

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.

Apr 29, 2022, 09:53

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

Apr 29, 2022, 11:00

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.

Apr 29, 2022, 11:58 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 yourself into the game. Get the feel of ball onto bat before bat onto ball. 

May 04, 2022, 00:01

Instead they decided to drop him

From hero to zero poor kid

May 06, 2022, 16:43

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.


May 09, 2022, 03:35

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 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.

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