‘I idolized a lot of players like Rohit Sharma and Surya Kumar’- Dewald Brevis on his fanboy moment in MI

Dewald Brevis is playing for MI Cape Town in SA20 league.

Dewald Brevis with Rohit Sharma | MI TwitterMI Cape Town’s emerging star Dewald Brevis, who made quite a name for himself in last year’s U19 World Cup and then in the IPL 2022 as well, says that he idolizes Mumbai Indians teammates Rohit Sharma and teammate Suryakumar Yadav.

Currently, Brevis is playing for MI Cape Town in the inaugural SA20 league and has so far amassed 133 runs in five games at a strike rate of 117 in the South Africa T20 league.

While interacting on the eve of MICT’s game against Paarl Royals, the youngster who was inducted into the Mumbai Indians last season said that he’s happy to represent two teams of the MI family.

My blood is blue and my favorite color is blue. So to just be able to be part of this one family, it’s been amazing like the setup everything is absolutely fantastic here in Cape Town, just like it is in Mumbai itself. So to be part of this family is absolutely amazing.

I idolized a lot of players like for example, Rohit Sharma and Surya Kumar and all other big players, I absolutely enjoyed playing with these legends,” he was quoted as saying by the franchise in a release on Saturday.

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Brevis also recalled his huge fanboy moment when he joined MI during the Indian Premier League (IPL).

He said: “I think I learned a lot at the IPL. I had fanboy moments after meeting these stars but my coaching team made me feel that I belong in the Family and advised me not to be overawed, I think that helped me too."

Commenting on his learning experience in the MI Cape Town set-up with the coaching team, he said, “It’s new things that you pick up from them. They give you vital information. Hash (Hashim Amla), he’s such an amazing coach and person so he just brings calmness in me and helps me move a lot of things.

Same with coach Simon, he’s amazing as the coach. So there’s always time to share things and learn from him. We always speak a lot about that and about things going on with my batting. So all the coaches share so much good information that you can take into your game.”

(IANS inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 22 Jan, 2023

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