29 April 2003Date of Birth
Time and again Mumbai Indians have shown faith in youngsters and Dewald Bravis is one such example of their investment. Only 18 years of age, Dewald was paid a handsome Rs 3 crore by Mumbai Indians to have the South African in their corner following a high-voltage bidding. Those who followed the ICC U19 World Cup know what he is capable of doing. At such a young age, he has already drawn comparisons with the great AB de Villiers and the cricketing community has started calling him the ‘Baby AB’. He finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer, amassing 506 runs in six games, including two hundreds and three half-centuries. He now gets the chance to rub shoulders with international stars and learn from the best. It will be interesting to see how this future stars performs in his maiden season of the IPL.