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Dewald Brevis’ no-look snaps of Mumbai workout set the internet on fire

Dewald Brevis will represent Mumbai Indians at IPL 2022. Photo Credit: Screenshot

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dewald Brevis will play for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022.
  • The 18-year-old was signed for Rs 3 crore.
  • Brevis was the leading run scorer at the 2022 ICC U-19 World Cup.

South African wonderkid Dewald Brevis has been in the headlines since representing South Africa at the ICC U-19 World Cup in the West Indies earlier this year. The 18-year-old from Johannesburg was one of the tournament’s star performers and broke numerous batting records during the event, as well as finishing as the tournament’s top run-getter. Over the six matches, he compiled 506 carries at an average of 84.33. However, it was not his heroism with the bat that caught everyone’s attention, but he became more popular due to the resemblance in his batting style and stroke to that of his former compatriot, cricket legend AB de Villiers.

Brevis also signed up for the IPL mega auction after the conclusion of the U-19 World Cup and was one of the star attractions. And although Brevis had very little experience of playing at the highest level, he was snapped up by the five-time champions Bombay Indians for Rs 3 crore after a tough bidding war with Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings.

And now, as he traveled to India to compete in his first IPL tournament, clips of him kicking into the net for the Mumbai Indians have gone viral on the internet.

In one of the videos uploaded by the franchise’s Twitter account during the team’s practice session on Saturday, Brevis was seen hitting big sixes without even looking how far the ball had traveled after playing. the shot because he knew he had timed it very well. . And the franchise was in awe of this brilliant success.

Here is the video:

And not only that, but the first clips of Brevis’ training session were also widely appreciated on the internet in which he was seen playing some wonderful cricket shots that reminded fans of the great de Villiers. The youngster also received praise from senior Indian pacemaker and team-mate Jasprit Bumrah, who in one of the videos was heard saying: “The youngster is here. He is thrilled with his first day. He hasn’t No introduction needed. You’ll soon find out. Let his game do the talking.”

Mumbai Indians will kick off their 2022 campaign against Delhi Capitals at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, March 27, and although it will be difficult to accommodate Brevis in the playing XI due to limited foreign batting spots, the youngster should have time and show his abilities.