"Sorry Brevis" - Here's why Ben Stokes apologised to Dewald Brevis during MI vs LSG match
The Indian Premier League always gives a platform to young players to showcase their real talent. This edition, as well as a few young players, has impressed many ex-cricketers and fans across the world. Dewald Brevis is also one such name that has made an impact in his debut season for the Mumbai Indians. The 18-year-old, who hails from South Africa, has impressed everyone with his stroke play and his batting style.
He continued to do so on Saturday in a game against the Lucknow Super Giants. Brevis once again played a blinder of an innings and entertained the crowd at Brabourne Stadium. He played a quick knock of 32 runs off just 13 balls, including six boundaries and one maximum. However, his stay at the crease came to an end with the last ball of the powerplay. But as soon as he got out, the English all-rounder, Ben Stokes, posted an apology message on his official Twitter handle.
Sorry Brevis 🤦♂️— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 16, 2022
Well, why so?
It is an example of the commentator's curse. Actually, it seemed like the all-rounder was watching Brevis play on TV. And he was quite impressed with the hitting ability of the 18-year-old. In order to praise him, Stokes tweeted from his Twitter account. But it didn't go well, as soon after his tweet, Brevis got out to LSG pacer Avesh Khan. And that ended a quick cameo from Brevis.
Brevis = Player— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 16, 2022
Brevis caught the eyes of everyone in the recently concluded U10 World Cup in the West Indies. He ended the tournament as the highest run-scorer, with 506 runs in just six innings. He also broke the record of Shikhar Dhawan by scoring the highest ever runs in a single edition of the U19 World Cup. He was also named the "Man of the Tournament" for his incredible feat. But what impressed everyone was his style of play.
His batting style resembles that of AB de Villiers, and that's the reason he got his nickname as "Baby AB". That's the reason he was the surprise pick at the IPL auction. MI bought him for INR 3 crore, which was fifteen times his base price of INR 20 lakhs. But his best innings so far came in the last IPL match against Punjab Kings, when he smashed four back-to-back sixes off an over by Rahul Chahar. He also ended the innings just one short of his maiden half-century.
During an interaction with Star Sports, he also revealed that he idolised AB de Villiers from his childhood and followed his batting style and technique in the game. He also said that he also looks up to Sachin Tendulkar because he likes the way Sachin has played and gone about his business in his career. He concluded, "I also like Virat Kohli and as a bowler Shane Warne, I look upto him because I’m also a leg spinner so that’s why."