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‘Baby AB’ Dewald Brevis dismisses Virat Kohli on his first IPL delivery

Dewald Brevis gained wide popularity during the Under-19 World Cup. He smashed the highest number of sixes (18) in a single tournament.

Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets. This was Mumbai’s fourth consecutive defeat. However, the team is desperately looking for a win. Batting first, MI scored 151 runs. Which was effortlessly chased down by RCB. Although MI lost the match, a moment stole everyone’s attention. Last night, Baby AB delivered his first IPL over, when he was called to bowl the 19th over. On his very first ball, Dewald Brevis dismisses Virat Kohli.

In his IPL debut against KKR, Dewald has stolen hearts with his power-packed batting. Now, against RCB he dismissed India’s most aggressive batter, Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli is one of the most-feared batters. Picking his wicket on your very first IPL delivery is the best achievement for a youngster. Dewald Brevis will cherish this memory for the rest of your life.

Watch: Dewald Brevis dismisses Virat Kohli

In the 19th over, Brevis has begun his attack with a length ball. The umpire declared Kohli out, LBW. But Virat Kohli had asked for a DRS. Virat believes that there’s an inside edge on the pad. However, the third umpire didn’t find conclusive evidence to overturn the on-field umpire’s decision. It looked like the ball had contacted the bat and the pad at the same time. So, the on-field umpire’s decision had to be continued. However, Virat was not satisfied with the decision. What makes this wicket all the way more interesting is that Virat is one of Brevis’s idols. Prior to IPL Mega Auction 2022, Dewald Brevis has also named RCB as his favorite franchise.

Maxwell ended the match in the next two balls itself, hitting two back-to-back fours to Brevis. RCB won the match by 7 wickets.

Also read: Who is Dewald Brevis’s Father? Does he have any relation with AB de Villiers?

Dewald Brevis Career

Brevis is a South African U-19 cricketer. This year, he had broken numerous records in the U-19 World Cup 2022. He surpassed Shikhar Dhawan’s 13-year-old record by scoring the most runs in a single U19 WC in a single edition. Dewald Brevis scored 506 runs. In addition, he smashed a maximum of sixes in a single tournament, hitting 18 sixes.

Moreover, he has faced the most balls by any player in a single tournament. While he was busy scoring those important runs, he played 561 balls, the highest for anyone. Earlier, by smashing 50+ runs 5 times, three players have held the record. This season, Dewald Brevis equaled the record, scoring the most consecutive [5] 50+ scores.

Despite the outstanding performance by ‘Baby AB’, South Africa couldn’t make it to the finals. The Indian U-19 team lifted the trophy for the fifth time.

Sanskruti Yadav
Sanskruti Yadav
Sanskruti, is a journalist in making, an avid reader, and a cricket enthusiast. Her passion for cricket and writing is what brings her here.

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