IPL 2023

Dwayne Bravo reveals how a phone call from MS Dhoni made him stay at CSK

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand

June 1 2023
MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from the IPL and joined CSK support staff.

All-rounder Dwayne Bravo retired from the Indian Premier League as the leading wicket-taker. Later on, Yuzvendra Chahal became the leading wicket-taker with his outstanding performance this season. After his retirement, Dwayne Bravo stayed at Chennai Super Kings as an assistant bowling coach after he retired from playing career. Now Bravo has revealed how a phone call from CSK skipper MS Dhoni and head coach Stephen Fleming convinced him to be associated with the franchise. Dwayne Bravo is one of the most successful all-rounders in T20 cricket and has been a regular member of various leagues around the world. Bravo has been part of CSK since 2011. 

Captain and Coach convinced Bravo to stay at CSK

Former CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo posted on Instagram and revealed a phone call from MS Dhoni after his retirement. Bravo posted, “Where do I begin! A year ago when I decided to announce my retirement from the IPL, it was a sad moment but I was grateful for a successful IPL career”. Bravo revealed, “As fate would have it I received a phone call from CSK captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming, they invited me to be part of the coaching staff. I had no doubt in my mind that this was the direction I wanted to take my new cricketing career”. Youngsters like Matheesha Pathirana and Tushar Deshpande have credited Bravo for their success in the league. 

Here’s Dwayne Bravo’s Instagram post:

Dwayne Bravo also stated, “I have always had the vision in my mind of one day sharing what I can only describe as my God-given talents as a cricketer to what is right now, a coach for one of the best teams in IPL history”. Dwayne  Bravo made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in 2008 and after the first 4 seasons, CSK added him to their squad. Bravo has played 161 games in the league and has picked up 183 wickets. Bravo scored 1560 runs with a 129.57 strike rate and 5 half-centuries. Bravo remained a match-winner for the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in all 15 IPL seasons in his career. 

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