Dewald Brevis has made another statement that has attracted the attention of some of the top players in the game, including AB de Villiers, just a few months after he broke Shikhar Dhawan’s under-19 World Cup record for the most runs scored in a competition.
Brevis, 19, scored an astounding 162 runs off 57 deliveries in an innings that featured 13 sixes and 12 boundaries. Brevis earlier this year scored 506 runs at an average of 84.33 when playing for the u-19s World Cup. 35 balls were used to reach his century.
He had the third-highest T20 score in professional history, behind only Chris Gayle (175 off 66) and Aaron Finch of Australia (172 off 76). The hundreds by Gayle and Finch did, however, come in international cricket.
Having grown up playing T20 cricket, the opener is a member of the new generation of international talent. Instead of studying the game by keeping the ball on the ground like Sir Donald Bradman, the opening used social media to analyze players like AB de Villiers.
Brevis informed Supersport that he had seen numerous films about AB and all of these players’ ball-striking techniques since he was a little child and continues to do so.
“And AB’s natural bat stroke is nice. You see how the ball moves, how the bat descends, and everything else when you return to your brain. I, therefore, make an effort to watch as much as I can and to just be myself.”
De Villiers, a former captain, and prolific run-scorer were one of many legendary South Africans to react to his performance, announcing his name on Twitter.
Watching a masterclass from Dewald Brevis, continued Albie Morkel. For the next 15+ years, bowlers will be subject to intense pressure.
With three balls remaining in the innings, the opener fell as Brevis led his team to a 3-271 victory. Particularly strong down the line and over cow-corner was the right-hander.
Even as a young child, Brevis remarked, “I always wanted to hit the ball as far as I could.
“And from the beginning, for me, it’s always [about] being optimistic and courageous. You don’t want to be too careless, so just take things slowly, be optimistic, and live in the moment. All I did was remain present.
“I’m constantly trying to push the envelope. I believe that playing freely and aggressively requires being in a really strong position.
“Additionally, you take the ball if it is present. But if you hold out for the ball long enough and it doesn’t arrive, waiting for the next one will just happen automatically.
“So, if it’s straight ahead and you’re in a good position, you simply wait for it if it’s a bit back of a length coming up. And if it’s a nice ball, you just hit the bat naturally, therefore it counts as one.”
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