The young Mumbai Indians (MI) batter, Dewald Brevis, fondly called ‘Baby AB’ for his shot-making as he plays similar kinds of shots like AB de Villiers used to play, looked in sublime touch against PBKS until Odean Smith got him in the 11th over. Smith, following his wicket, went straight to Brevis and gave him an angry send-off, which wasn’t received well by the netizens.
Dewald Brevis was the leading run-getter in the Under-19 World Cup in the Caribbean earlier this year and fans got to know that his teammates fondly called him ” Baby AB de Villiers”. After watching his impressive outing at the ICC event, Mumbai Indians, the five-time IPL champions, signed him at INR 3 crore at the 2022 mega-auction.
Even at 18, Dewald Brevis has already started to get enough opportunities for the MI. He has owned a place at No. 3 there, ahead of the gun batter Suryakumar Yadav. Brevis came to bat at his familiar position as well against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 23 of IPL 2022, and took all the limelight by smashing four consecutive sixes against Rahul Chahar.
Brevis was batting on 49 off 24 balls and was about to become the youngest to hit an IPL half-century. But it did not happen, as he continued to play an aggressive nature, instead of thinking about the milestone. On the last ball of the 11th over, he wanted to pull Odean Smith over deep backward square leg.
It did not connect as Dewald Brevis wanted to, and Arshdeep Singh took an easy catch to ensure the end of a magnificent knock. Smith, after getting the prized wicket, went straight to Brevis and looked at him straightaway gave him an aggressive send-off. Brevis, however, kept his calm, and did not respond to that, and walked back to the pavilion.
Here is the video of the celebration from Odean Smith:
Here is how the Twitterati reacted to the celebration:
I love watching Odean Smith the cricketer but giving an ugly send-off to a teenager is way over the top. Don't care if you've been hit/edged for four or whatever, that's just not on.
Magnificent from Dewald Brevis. Hope it's the start of several such innings. #MIvPBKS
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) April 13, 2022
— Tanishk Mishra (@TanishkMishra10) April 13, 2022
Odean Smith should better apologies to brevis🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
— 𝒫𝓇𝒶𝒿𝒶𝓀𝓉𝒶✿ RCB❤️ (@PrajaktaSharma8) April 13, 2022
Ur team got enough smashed by Brevis don't show that aggresion of yours to that 18 yr old
— Girindra (@warner__335) April 13, 2022
No way Odean Smith, a grown man just gave Brevis a 19 year old a send off after he smashed his team for 29 in one over 😭
— Kam 🏎 (@KP07_) April 13, 2022
What an inning by Dewald Brevis 👏👏 and what was that Mr. Odean Smith. Instead of appreciating such an amazing innings, 25yo Odean Smith was showing his aggression to a 18yo boy lololol.#dewaldbrevis #brevis #odeansmith #MIvPBKS #PBKSvsMI
— Sachin Dhondge 🇮🇳 (@SachinDhondge70) April 13, 2022
Oooo Odean Smith no no no! He is just 18 common mate💔
Well played Brevis👏👏👏#MIvPBKS
— Naman Shah🏏 (@NamanShah2607) April 13, 2022