The IPL veteran Bravo has been appointed because the bowling coach of the CSK forward of the 2023 season. He’ll substitute Lakshmipathy Balaji, who’s taking a break for one yr on account of private commitments.
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“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,” Bravo stated in a press release issued by CSK.
“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 by no means thought I might be the main wicket taker within the historical past of IPL. However I am simply joyful to be part of IPL historical past.”
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Bravo is the highest ever wicket taker in the IPL, with 183 wickets from 161 matches. The all-rounder has also scored 1560 runs at a strike rate of around 130, playing key parts in many victories for the Super Kings.
“Congratulations to Dwayne Bravo on an incredible profession within the IPL. He has been an important member of the Tremendous Kings household for greater than a decade and we’re excited to proceed the affiliation,” KS Viswanathan, Chennai Super Kings CEO, said.
“Bravo’s huge expertise shall be of immense worth to our gamers and assist employees. We’re assured that our bowling group will thrive beneath his steering.”
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Bravo has played the IPL every year since it started in 2008 except in 2017, when an injury prevented him from turning out for Gujarat Lions. He had first been signed up by Mumbai Indians in 2008, and was with the team for three seasons before being bought by Super Kings at the 2011 auction. When Super Kings were suspended for two seasons – 2016 and 2017 – Bravo was picked by Lions, before being retained by Super Kings in 2018.
Bravo has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings since 2011. He was a part of Chennai Super Kings’ IPL victories in 2011, 2018 and 2021 and the Champions League T20 victory in 2014. He was also the first player to win the Purple Cap for most wickets in an IPL season twice (2013 and 2015).