R Ashwin Backs South African U19 Star 'Baby AB' To Bag Contract At IPL Auction 2022

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Feb 04, 2022, 07:37

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin shared his thoughts on the U-19 youngsters who could land contracts in the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auction.

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin shared his thoughts on the U-19 youngsters who could land contracts in the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auction. On his official YouTube channel, Ashwin predicted the names of Indian U-19 cricketers who could be selected in the auction. Ashwin also mentioned the South African sensation Dewald Brevis, dubbed "Baby AB" due to his batting skills, who has gone viral since the start of the ongoing U-19 World Cup. Although the South African cricketer is exceptionally good, Ashwin believes it will be difficult for him to secure an IPL contract this year because U-19 overseas players are rarely selected at the auction.

What did Ashwin say?

However, Ashwin remarked that in the past, certain extraordinary situations of U-19 overseas cricketers landing IPL contracts had occurred, naming Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Quinton de Kock as examples. Ashwin said Brevis might get picked as well because of his performance in the World Cup but it is highly unlikely. Brevis is a big fan of AB de Villiers and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He has even expressed his desire to represent the IPL side from the south. 

"One player from South Africa, known as 'Baby AB' is being rated highly. His name is Dewald Brevis. He is playing extraordinarily well. But, will he be picked? Every team has only 8 overseas slots so it remains to be seen if teams would use one slot for an unproven but talented U19 cricketer. He is being called 'Baby AB' but let's see if teams go for him," Ashwin said. 

Feb 04, 2022, 10:23


I gave a list of SA players on the auction  list lower down.    There are in fact three people consulted by the IPL franchises  when it came to auctions.   For instance in a surprise move last year Mumbai Indians contracted Marco Jansen.   The same happened 2 years ago when Colcutta contracted Nortje.    There is no doubt that when they consider Brevis Bengalore will consult AB on the issue.

As to the rest there were 1295 potential candidates on the list originally and that was reduced to 590 after consultation with the various franchises and consultants.    Brevis is amongst the 590  players so somebody might have mentioned him as  a potential candidate for purchase.

Rabada is on the auction list - but Nortje is not.  The reason is that Delhi decided to retain Nortje  and not Rabada.  Nortje is a lucky guy - his salary for the 10 week tournament is set at just over US$1 million.

If you go through the list given by me you will find a number of Knights players and Duan Jansen  on the list - why would that be?   I think the reason must go back to the recommendations of Donald in their cases.



Feb 04, 2022, 11:58

Yep, saw your list, can you follow up with the ones who will be contracted? 


Feb 04, 2022, 13:39

The auction will be on 12 and 13 Feb and I will definitely have a look at that and report back on site.    I will also give the successful SA Players, which franchises  they would play for and the auction amount they will get..   

Feb 05, 2022, 18:52

Excellent Mike.....Dankie.

Feb 06, 2022, 15:53

Hope we do not have load-shedding next week.   If we have it takes a bit of time to start up the home generator and I may miss some names.    

Feb 07, 2022, 18:33

Boy can hit some drives. Got that real punch.

Hopefully he goes over to Eng or Oz and doesn’t have to deal with BLMCSA.

Feb 07, 2022, 21:12

No man Plum.... CSA pisses me off no end, but Ozz, Eng or NZ should just pissssoffff already...

Feb 09, 2022, 14:58

Draad, why should white talent remain part of racist selection systems?

Let’s give them what they want. All talented white players should go abroad and represent other countries, and then there is no need for quotas.

The government does nothing for sport at any level. Their only involvement is for political reasons. And as long as people play the game with then they’ll continue.

Their incompetence and corruption permeates almost every aspect of South African life.

Turn your back on then and let them drown in their own nonsense.

Feb 10, 2022, 12:47

This is our country too, if they like it or not...we need to keep on chipping away.

Feb 10, 2022, 12:55


Feb 11, 2022, 10:59

How’s it been going this far, Draad?

The graph is trending down and to the right…in every facet of SA life. If you think things will change there you’re betting against a trend that has been in place for a quarter of century here and for longer in the rest of Africa.

Feb 11, 2022, 12:08

Ja, I know, but I can't lose hope...the whole world is going bonkers...just hoping to survive...still lot's of positives. 

Feb 11, 2022, 14:51

Positives. I don't know about you but having someone shit on my dinner doesn't make my sunday taste better.

Feb 11, 2022, 20:26

Now back to cricket - I see that one of the newspapers in India suggested that Bengalore should contract five players with Brevis one of the five to be bought at a maximum price of 75 lakh.   They would probably have contacts with news sources that would know the thinking of th clubs.   

For his sake I hope it is true - he would earn R1,5 million in the 8 weeks in the tournament  if that report is true.   .    

Feb 11, 2022, 21:21

It wouldn't surprise me if he gets himself a contract.

Feb 12, 2022, 16:11

And what a contract he got - he was sold for 3 crore - that is 30 million Indian rupees - in other words R6 000 000.   He'll need an investment advisor soon.  Maybe AB should take on the job. 

Feb 12, 2022, 16:11

And what a contract he got - he was sold for 3 crore - that is 30 million Indian rupees - in other words R6 000 000.   He'll need an investment advisor soon.  Maybe AB should take on the job. 

Feb 15, 2022, 08:27

Hopefully he gets a county contract soon.

I’d be surprised if he hasn’t already received a few phon calls from the UK.

Think about it…would you stay? If you were his parent would you prefer he stays in SA?

In the UK he’ll get better money, coaching, QOL and never have to deal with racist selections, a corrupt and politically minded CSA or being randomly accused of racism for not selecting a player that isn’t white.

Makes you wonder, what benefit is there to playing for the Quoteas?

Feb 15, 2022, 09:03

Let CSA hit the gutter with their current policies, it's the only way to show them how successful their system is

Feb 15, 2022, 09:08

Yeah, it’s easy to sit on a throne carved by others.

Leave them to their own devices and see how long SA remains any kind of force in world cricket.

Zimbabwe anyone?

Feb 15, 2022, 10:54


The very sad part is, me and all my mates that I talk to would openly support a complete black Springbok team, if it was selected purely on merit.... same as cricket....

Feb 16, 2022, 08:31

I'm afraid to say it has nothing to do with merit and everything to do with politics, matter of fact it would be a non issue if selection was based on merit. The ANC mandated the ethnic make up of the team without a slimmer of thought to the merits of national selection. Winning was an after thought, how could merit be a consideration when they don't know whether the ethnic makeup of 6 black players, one colored and one Indian player would be of national standard......it's always just been about ethnic numbers.

In 27 years the system has produced one half decent black batsman in Temba Bavuma....now here's the thing......seeing they've made it a numbers game shouldn't they be held responsible for producing quality of player alongside of those mandated numbers? Bring it on, I'd love to see an ethnic black Gibbs, Kallis, Smith, Kirsten etc......wouldn't we all? Well why not, the black population is big enough to roll them off a conveyer belt.

Lets not hold our breath.

Feb 16, 2022, 08:44

"...I'd love to see an ethnic black Gibbs,..."

Some more or better blacks than others...some not black enough? Apartheid has got a new face..."Transformation" might be way less restrictive than Apartheid was, but it still have its roots in racialism...you can't eradicate the legacy of discrimination by discriminating against the discriminators of the past...Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu understood this, sadly most other leaders don't...pity we can't move on.

Feb 16, 2022, 10:17

It's a crying shame that one has to think along the lines of colour instead of thinking of someone with a ball in his hand and another with a bat in his hand ready to entertain. Actually someone asked me what Ozzies thought of South Africa's racial policies and when I told he that they really didn't think anything of it he got quite upset.

Feb 16, 2022, 10:57

Very similar to the current shitfest that is happening with UCT, where their ongoing application policy stipulates that you need to disclose what previous disadvantage you had as a Black, Indian, Coloured or Chinese.... to ascertain your level of acceptance or enrolment to the university.

All academic results or performances should just be submitted to UCT with absolutely no other information, and selections to attend UCT should strictly be based on that criteria alone.... nothing more..... then you will continually have the cream of the crop students

Feb 16, 2022, 11:11


Quotas aren't acceptable at all and the only thing that would even make the idea debatable is if the government at least did its share. 

Instead, it's simply racial directives from on-high with divisive mandates aimed only at claiming political credit.

The best solution is to rug-pull the system by removing the actual talent. 

Feb 16, 2022, 14:45

As of 2019, the population split in South Africa, in millions was:

Black             47.4
Coloured        5.2
White             4.7
Indian/Asian  1.5

Blacks made up 81% of the entire SA population in 2019, yet still..... no real batsman or bowlers have come through the system, but they want to enforce the quotas on white players..........one has to ask why.... after all these years, have hardly any blacks been identified, groomed and selected?

Feb 17, 2022, 17:47


Unfortunately some folks are not prepared to move on.

You cannot change history but you can change the future.

The answer is when, almost 30 odd years and counting.


Feb 18, 2022, 16:17

The sad part is AJH.... is that you can add another 30 years to that, and apartheid and the white man will still be blamed for everything..... and I mean everything.

The even sadder part, is that there will still be millions of people who will be completely gullible in believing that bullshit.

Feb 18, 2022, 18:39

Correct and you nailed it.

Just look at what is happening in the USA with BLM and the support that they have received from the Lefty Whites.


Feb 20, 2022, 23:56

Plum I must agree with you on the talented white players moving overseas to play their sport.

Their is not use staying back in RSA playing for peanuts and in teams selected on color.

Go overseas young sportsman and women and fill your pockets with real money and in teams where your talent will be appreciated and rewarded with national honors.

Do it now while you are still in your prime and never wait for tomorrow or the next offer you never know what is around the  corner so do it NOW.


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