Mumbai Indians (MI) are struggling in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) after losing all six of their matches. The five-time champions are at the bottom of the rankings and are in a scenario that they need to win to qualify for the playoffs. Despite the bad start, however, the mood in the team camp is quite optimistic. Recently, Dewald Brevis and Tilak Varma had a hilarious locker room conversation.
In a clip uploaded to MI’s official Instagram handle, Brevis can be seen talking to Varma and asking his buddy to come to the team room early. “You have to be in the team room by eleven o’clock. You’re late. That’s not nice. You have to be on time,’ Brevis said.
Then the camera turned to Varma, to which Brevis said, “Five minutes late.”
In reply Varma said, ‘I’ll be waiting for you at breakfast, come on man. It’s not fair,”
“When did I tell you to be there?” Brevis returned.
Varma took a friendly jibe at Brevis and said, “But I’m waiting for you. I’m so loyal, no. Not like you, you said you were coming and went straight to the team room. Did you have breakfast today?”
Brevis began to answer before Varma cut him off and said, “I don’t care, but you have to eat your breakfast before 11.”
Brevis said, “10:30 and then I’ll be on my way and then I’ll get my food at breakfast at 11.”
Brevis and Varma in good shape
Brevis and Varma have advanced their A-game thus far, although MI has not found their niche in the tournament yet. Right-handed Varma scored 183 runs from six games with an average of 36.60 and a strike rate of 147.58.
Brevis, on the other hand, has 117 runs to his name in T20 competition with an average of 29.25 and a strike rate of 17.05. During MI’s match against the Punjab Kings (PBKS), he crushed four sixes in a row with leg spinner Rahul Chahar.
Brevis has also fired former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli LBW. The youngster entered the IPL thanks to stunning performances for South Africa at the U19 World Cup in the West Indies.