South African batter Dewald Brevis has revealed that playing the Indian Premier League has taught him several lessons. He played with the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He also received invaluable advice from KL Rahul.
Speaking to the Sunday Times he said that he vows to follow KL Rahul’s advice of staying true to oneself.
“There is so much to learn and the info you get from those big players is invaluable. Sharing the dressing room and being on the field with those big players was really amazing. During games and throughout the tournament, you spend time with the guys and there are little pieces of advice that you get. KL Rahul told me just to be true to myself and I will always remember that.”
He further added “I loved every single moment at the IPL and CPL or wherever I played. There is so much that I have learned about my game and myself as a person and I can’t wait for what’s next. The IPL is absolutely the best T20 competition you can think of. Meeting all those superheroes and legends of the game like Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli was cool.”
“Red-ball cricket is the pinnacle” – Dewald Brevis
Brevis was bought by the Mumbai Indians for 3crs the previous auction and have retained him too for the upcoming edition of the IPL. Recently he made headlines for his explosive 162 off 57 balls in the CSA T20 Challenge game.
He also believes that the red ball format is the pinnacle of the sport and has ambitions to play in the longest format for his country.
“Red-ball cricket is the pinnacle. People make the mistake of almost saying I am only a white-ball player because I have only played white-ball cricket. But people must also remember I haven’t had the opportunity to play red-ball cricket. I am not even a year into my professional cricket, they must just give it time because definitely I want to play red-ball cricket and people must know it. The position I want to play red-ball cricket in would be at No 3 or 4.”
In the upcoming SA20 league he was signed by MI Cape Town as one of their first five signings.