Indian batter Tilak Varma expressed his joy and pride as he congratulated his Mumbai Indians teammate Dewald Brevis on his inaugural call-up to the South African national squad.

Marking a significant achievement, Dewald Brewis earned his debut call-up on Monday for South Africa’s impending bilateral series against Australia, commencing on August 30. The player’s selection follows a series of remarkable showings in domestic cricket and diverse T20 leagues.

Meanwhile, Indian batsman Tilak Varma shared his elation, congratulating his Mumbai Indians companion Brewis on the notable achievement, their association stretching from the MI IPL dressing room to a strong bond of friendship. Tilak captured a screenshot of their video call, sharing it on Instagram with a heartfelt caption that read, ‘Congratulations on your call up brother! So happy and proud of you.’

Not long ago, Tilak received a video from Brevis, lauding his impactful debut for India versus West Indies in Trinidad. Despite India’s loss, Tilak’s swift 39-run innings in 22 balls, featuring 3 sixes and 2 boundaries, earned praise. Dewald Brevis sent a congratulatory video message, acknowledging Tilak’s standout performance.

WATCH | Dewald Brevis Sends Heartfelt Message to Tilak Varma on Remarkable T20I Debut

Despite participating in just four first-class matches, Brevis has secured contracts with T20 teams across India, South Africa, West Indies, and the United States. Notably, he struck a remarkable 162 off 57 deliveries in a domestic T20 fixture for the Titans versus the Knights in October.

Conversely, notable figures like Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Anrich Nortje, and Kagiso Rabada are set to rest during the T20 matches but will feature in the one-day matches.

Last Updated on August 15, 2023

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