Dewald Brevis let out an emotional scream after his boundary against Daniel Sams Texas Super Kings (TSK) propelled Mi New York (MI NY) into the final of MLC (Major League Cricket) on Saturday, July 29, 2023. Texas Super Kings set a target of 159 runs in the ‘Challenger’ the same as the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Brewis came into the bat after Mi New York had lost both their openers for 44 runs. He anchored the partnership with Nicholas Pooran, Tim David, and David Wiese and finished as the top score with 41 runs in 33 balls. With one run needed in seven balls, the 20-year-old sealed the victory by pulling a bouncer from Sams over the mid-wicket. Here’s a video of the moment;
Dewald Brevis’s journey at Major League Cricket has been interesting. But he does not play too badly he was dropped in two matches, and might not have played the Challengers had captain Kieron Pollard not been injured a few matches earlier. Pollard scored 57 runs in 41 balls in his return match as well.
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It Feels Like My Blood Feels Blue – Dewald Brevis
Dewald Brevis, who is also a part of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and MI Cape Town in the SA20, shares a special bond with the franchise.
“It feels like my blood feels blue, the way I’ve been taken care of, it’s a big thing for me,” he told Cricbuzz recently. “The MI family makes me feel like I belong. They backed me at a very young age after the under-19 World Cup and gave me a platform. And I’ll always be grateful to that. I’ll always be true to that. So, I’ll run through a wall for them. And the bond is very special.”
MI New York will now meet Seattle Orcas in the final on July 30 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.