Dewald Brevis: MI has always been my favorite. Dewald Brevis of South Africa was one of the recent teen sensations to emerge from the 2022 U19 World Cup. The 18-year-old cricketer drew the attention of the entire cricketing world with his flawless stroke play. More importantly, an uncanny resemblance to former South African legend, AB de Villiers, in terms of his batsmanship.
The young cricketer, dubb ‘Baby AB’ after his World Cup heroics, was a hot property at the IPL mega auction, eventually being purchased by the five-time champions Mumbai Indians for INR 3 crore. Brevis expressed his admiration for the franchise in the same context.
He also admitted to watching the Netflix documentary ‘Cricket Fever.’ Which release in 2019 and follows Mumbai’s journey through an IPL season. After watching the documentary, the right-handed batter stated that he gained an understanding of the team and saw them as one big family.
“One of my favorite teams has always been Michigan. Before the U19 World Cup, we were isolated, and I watched the Netflix documentary ‘Cricket Fever.’ “I can sense that familiar feeling and how the players are one big family,” Brevis said to the official website of the Mumbai Indians.
It will be difficult to face with Jasprit Bumrah: Dewald Brevis
The young prodigal talent appeared to be in awe of his IPL captain, Rohit Sharma. While discussing the talismanic Indian batter. Brevis praised Sharma’s ability to take bowling attacks to the cleaners and expressed excitement about sharing the dressing room with the batter. He also mentioned Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer as two other players he is looking forward to working with.
“I’d love to share the locker room with Rohit Sharma.” He’s a fantastic batter who smokes the bowlers, and I’ve watched him rise through the ranks over the years. I am grateful for the presence of both Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah on the team. Also, I believe it will be more difficult to face Bumrah; I saw him bowl live for India against South Africa at Supersport Park (in Centurion). And it is surreal that I will be facing him in the nets soon,” he added.