Dewald Brevis is set to play cricket for two franchises of the Mumbai Indians family as the South African batsman is getting ready for the upcoming SA20 2023 season with MI Cape Town. The teenage batting sensation of South Africa recently spoke to his Mumbai Indians teammate Surykumar Yadav.
The 10-minute-long video shared on MI TV is full of fun, banter and camaraderie between the two. The talented uncapped cricketer from South Africa expressed his happiness for being a part of the MI family in not one but two big leagues.
Apart from sharing the dressing room with SKY in the IPLBrevis will now represent MI Cape Town in the inaugural edition of the upcoming SA20 in South Africa.
Surya, the numero uno position in the ICC T20I Rankings, praised the young Protea for his knock of 162 off 57 balls during a CSA T20 Challenge game. Starting the conversation in his witty style, SKY quipped, “Last time I saw you smashed 160-165 runs off 50-55 balls in a T20 game. So now in ODIs, if you get to bat around 100 balls, are you going to scored a triple hundred.
Responding to which Brevis said he would love to do that but insisted that he would approach every format differently by assessing the conditions. The teen sensation even hailed SKY’s batting exploits in the T20Is.
Surya was in awe of Brevis’ knock of 162 and even asked the youngster what did he eat that day. To which Brevis gigglingly responded, “It was like another normal day for me. It (that knock) just happened. I didn’t even realize what I was doing at that moment, everything just happened in the moment, at one point I even told the non-striker that I think I’ll try and hit every ball for six. I don’t know it just happened it was a special innings. But I must say that what you have achieved is like incredible, congratulations on being the no.1 T20I batsmen.”
The India star replied to the young Turk saying, “I am just trying to copy you sometimes. The way you bat. You have to teach me one thing, how do you do that no-look shot, no-look six? I just want to learn that from you. Brevis responded by saying, “I would be an honor, but I would love to learn lots of shots from you as well. The funny thing is my no-look shot just happens, it’s weird but I don’t know it just happens.”
The chat between the two wasn’t just about cricket! The South African informed that he cooked butter chicken at home and wishes to excel in it. Surya even told Brevis that his wife would cook all his favorite Indian dishes when he’s in India, and the foodie in the youngster said, “Please, I really need it, my body needs it. I’m not going to lie.”
Brevis even admitted that he really misses spending time with Rohit Sharma, SKY and his other MI teammates and cannot wait for the next season to start.
Brevis told SKY that he’s looking forward to sharing the dressing room with some T20 specialists in MI Cape Town, “It’s going to be so exciting. It’s going to be good. It’s such a big thing. Especially this year, I really can’t waiting to meet the superstars that I am going to play with. It’s a great opportunity to learn and grow. The MI Family is one big family, and its lovely to be part of it.”
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