IPL 2022: Ben Stokes praises ‘Baby AB’ Dewald Brevis, apologizes later

Dewald Brevis
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If Mumbai Indians have to pick one positive out of an otherwise dismal IPL 2022 season, they will choose the emergence of the youngster Dewald Brevis. The South African U19 star has made the world sit and take a notice of his talent with his incredible performances so far.

Brevis has proved that he belongs to the biggest stage. He has showcased to the world that he is nicknamed ‘Baby AB‘ for a reason. Dewald Brevis once again was on fire against Lucknow Super Giants as the youngster went on a boundary-hitting spree.

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The young protea batter blasted his way to 31 runs off only 13 deliveries, including six boundaries and one beautiful no-look six off Dushmantha Chameera. Dewald Brevis threatened to quickly take the game away for Lucknow Super Giants before Avesh Khan got him out.

Such has been the form of the youngster; even Ben Stokes found himself in awe of the South African.

Ben Stokes praises Dewald Brevis

On Saturday, the English all-rounder Ben Stokes tweeted praising Dewald Brevis during his knock against LSG. Stokes tweeted just after the young batter smashed Sri Lankan pacer Chameera for a no-look six. He posted a tweet saying, “Brevis = Player.”

However, Brevis failed to continue for long and got out in the final over of the powerplay off Avesh Khan.

Ben Stokes soon posted another tweet apologizing to the youngster, implying his tweet had jinxed it for Dewald Brevis.

Meanwhile, Dewald Brevis has scored 117 runs in 4 matches at a strike rate of over 172.

Mumbai Indians succumbed to the sixth consecutive defeat

Who would have thought the five-time champions would struggle to open their account in the IPL 2022? Mumbai Indians succumbed to the 6th consecutive defeat against Lucknow Super Giants after losing the game by 18 runs.

The Blues virtually are out of the tournament as they must win 8 out of 8 matches now to qualify for the playoffs.

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