IPL 2023 Auction: After Kieron Pollard’s retirement, Dwayne Bravo RETIRES from IPL, returns to Chennai Super Kings as bowling coach – Check OUT
IPL 2023 Auction: hennai Super Kings have pulled off a Mumbai Indians. After letting their star Dwayne Bravo go, they have roped…
IPL 2023 Auction: hennai Super Kings have pulled off a Mumbai Indians. After letting their star Dwayne Bravo go, they have roped him back in as a bowling coach. With injuries and age, Bravo’s impact had slowed down a bit. As CSK are looking to rebuild after a season of disaster, they will have Bravo back in the mix in a new avatar. He will replace bowling coach Laximapthy Balaji who is taking a 1-year break. Earlier, Mumbai Indians had roped in Kieron Pollard as a batting coach following his release as a player. Follow IPL 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN
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As per a CSK statement, Bravo has called time on his playing days in the IPL. He has been part of IPL since its inception in 2008. Laxmipathy Balaji is taking a break for one year due to personal commitments. But he will be available for the Super Kings Academy.
“I’m looking forward to this new journey because it’s something I see myself doing after my playing days is fully over. I enjoy working with bowlers and it’s a role I’m excited about. From player to coach, I don’t think I have to adjust much because while I’m playing, I always work with bowlers and try to come up with plans and ideas on how to have that one step ahead of the batsmen. The only difference is I will no longer be standing at mid-on or mid-off! I never thought I would be the leading wicket-taker in the history of IPL. But I’m just happy to be a part of IPL history!” DJ Bravo said.
IPL 2023 Auction: After Kieron Pollard’s retirement, Dwayne Bravo ABSENT in Auction list, has the CSK all-rounder announced retirement? – Follow LIVE Updates
Bravo, the legendary all-rounder has been a vital cog for the Chennai Super Kings franchise for more than a decade until last year. However, ahead of the auction this year, he was released from the team. While it was expected that he would be bought back by the franchise at a much lesser price, his name was nowhere to be found in the list of registered players for the auction much to the surprise of the fans.
Though there is no official announcement from his side regarding his retirement, it is likely that the Trinidadian has decided to hang up his boots. The all-rounder is currently playing in the T10 League in Abu Dhabi. He announced his international retirement last year after the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Bravo had a stellar career in the IPL over the last 15 editions. He made his IPL debut in the inaugural season for Mumbai Indians. Bravo switched to the Chennai Super Kings during the 2011 IPL auction after three seasons with MI. Since then he has enjoyed a long and eventful journey with the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side and played a very crucial role with both bat and ball in the team’s success.
He was part of the team’s three IPL winning seasons in 2011, 2018 and 2021 and won numerous games for the franchise with his brilliant death bowling abilities. Bravo also chipped in with his big-hitting capability at the end. In the two years when CSK was banned, he played for Gujarat Lions. Throughout his IPL career, Bravo played 161 matches and picked up 183 wickets. He has also scored 1560 runs with the highest score of 70 not out.
Dwayne Bravo IPL Records
- First-ever player in IPL to win two Purple Caps .
- Bravo finished as the highest wicket-taker in the 2013 and 2015 editions of the IPL.
- He is currently the highest-ever wicket-taker in IPL with 183 wickets.
- He surpassed Lasith Malinga’s tally of 170 wickets during the last edition.
- The West Indian has won three IPL titles – all with CSK.
Chennai Super Kings released him ahead of last year’s mega auction but bought him back at a price of 4.4 crores. He featured for the franchise in 10 games in 2022 IPL and picked up 16 wickets. The four-time champions however opted to release him, putting their faith in South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius. Apart from his on-field performance, Bravo also has entertained the fans with his signature dance moves and wicket celebrations.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians legend Kieron Pollard called time on his IPL career. The former WestIndies captain struggled with form and had a disastrous show in IPL 2022. On the retention day, Pollard & MI confirmed his move into coaching.
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