West Indies star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo praised former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, for the faith and motivation he gave to their team CSK during the Indian Premier League.
After the IPL 2018, when Chennai Super King defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad and lift the trophy for the third time in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, the sprint between the two engraved in every fans mind.
During the Instagram live session, Bravo explained the entire incident, He said, “He(Dhoni) kept saying throughout the entire season that I(Bravo) am an old man, I am an old man. I am very slow. I told him, ”I will challenge you in a sprint between the wickets”. He said ”no chance”. I said ”we will do it after the tournament is over.”
“I said ”I don”t want to do it in the middle of the tournament and one of us pop our hamstrings”. We did it after the final. It was a very close race, very very close. He beat me. It was a good race. He was very quick.”
Bravo also said that he thanked Dhoni as well as the coach Stephen Fleming for having faith in his abilities.
“I am trusted by the captain MS a lot, and the coach Stephen Fleming. They allow me to be myself. Sometimes, I bowl in the death overs and go for a lot of runs. Different teams, different captains, even in the commentary they said ”it”s time to move on from Bravo, get someone else to bowl at the death”, he said during the session.
“CSK always show faith in my ability to bowl at the death. It paid off. I can say, more often than not, you can deliver. Coming up against top players, things won”t always go your way. But I am a strong believer in my talent,” he added.
Bravo is rated as one of the best death bowlers in the world. As playing for CSK, Bravo has taken 147 Wickets at the average of 23, with most of them coming in the death overs.
This year, the IPL was scheduled from 29th March but later on it got postponed due to spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
Till the IPL starts, all the players are staying at home and urging people to stay at home and to follow the general guidelines which is issued by the authorities.