IPL 2022, Dewald Brevis: Mumbai Indians (MI) young batsman Dewald Brevis has revealed that former South African captain and explosive batsman AB de Villiers has helped him a lot in learning small things. Brevis, who scored 29 runs in his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders, scored 49 off 25 balls despite losing to Punjab Kings in Pune.
Popularly known as Baby Abby
Dewald Brevis has been addressed by many in the cricket world as ‘Baby AB’ because of the similarity in the batting style of the youngster and de Villiers, who played in the IPL with his 360-degree play for Royal Challengers Bangalore. had left a mark for himself. Brevis was picked by Mumbai in the Under-19 World Cup after scoring 506 runs in 6 matches at an average of 84.33, which included two centuries and three half-centuries.
Brevis is a big fan of de Villiers
Dewald Brevis said, ‘He has played a big role, it is a special relationship. He teaches me small things, which helps me a lot. He tells me to keep it simple with the game. Technical things with which he helps me a lot. In the match against Punjab, Brevis hit India’s leg-spinner Rahul Chahar for four consecutive fours and four sixes in the 9th over, which included a 112m six at long-on.
Making a splash in IPL
When asked about the same, Dewald Brevis commented, ‘I really enjoyed it and just tried to learn from everyone and try to be there fearlessly and play smart cricket.’ Brevis said sharing the dressing room and learning from legends of the game like Sachin Tendulkar and head coach Mahela Jayawardene is a dream come true for him.