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Cricket hasn’t had a scarcity of entertainers over the years. But finding a character like Dwayne John Bravo in the history of the game surely would be a daunting task. A true entertainer on & off the field and a match-winner on his day, DJ Bravo records are indeed pretty special.
Unfortunately for him, he was part of the depleting Westindies side. But it’s because of quality players like him that windies managed to keep a hold on over the last couple of decades, winning mega-events.
He was part of all 3 major West Indian achievements within the period. ICC Champions Trophy 2004 triumph and victories in 2012 & 2016 T20 World Cups.
Batting ferocious, Bowling versatile & Fielding impeccable. Dj Bravo was a complete package. The vast pedigree of his all-around skills could easily make him a perfect fit for any cricketing side in the world.
DJ Bravo: A Flair Full Batter
Dwayne Bravo is believed to be an underrated batter, rather his batting abilities seemed to be overshadowed by all those pinch hitters in the west indies team. A decent batsman, renowned for his quickfire cameos worldwide. High back lift combined with a brutal swing made him a very useful pinch-hitting prospect. His ability to score runs consistently in the death overs made him a lucrative package for various franchise leagues over the last few years.
He has 27 international fifties to his name alongside 5 centuries. His overall stats in international cricket; unfortunately, do not truly reflect his batting capabilities. As batting in the late middle order for the most part has left its mark.
A Skillful Bowler
Dj Bravo records as a bowler are excellent and one for the takings. A clever bowler having all the varieties in the armory. Combined with superb death bowling skills made him an absolute gold in the shortest format of the game. 553 wickets in T20 cricket perfectly illustrate that. The highest number of wickets by any bowler in the T20 format to date.
Dwayne Bravo managed to assemble 363 international wickets. A number that could have been doubled, had it not been for his continuous spat with the windies cricket board which kept him out of the team for a very long period.
He has won a number of close encounters for his national & franchise teams through his magnificent bowling. His bowling played a massive role in Windies winning the 2016 t20 world cup.
Any franchise league is believed to be incomplete without the magic of Dj Bravo. He alongside the likes of Chris Gayle are believed to be a brand on their own.
Dwayne Bravo began his franchise career by debuting for Mumbai Indians in the inaugural IPL. After 3 seasons he shifted to Chennai Super Kings and never looked back since. Dj Bravo records & performances in the 2012 & 2013 IPL seasons were phenomenal earning him a permanent position in the Chennai squad to date.
He starred in the first PSL season playing for Lahore Qalandars where he was made the captain of the side in the later stage of the tournament. Dj Bravo was also part of the Quetta Gladiators squad that took the honors as title winners of PSL 2019.
Apart from these, he has been thoroughly involved in various franchise leagues like Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, Mzansi Super league & Global T20 Canada.
A Star Off the Field
Dwayne Bravo’s stardom isn’t confined to the cricket field alone. He is popular for his Singing, Dancing & Acting skills as well. A true all-rounder on the field & off the field.
From ‘Oppa Gangnam style Bhangra’ in 2012 T20 world cup to ‘Champion’ song in 2016s global event. From ‘Run D world’ to ‘We the Gladiators’, An ever-glowing performer and a lively character Dwayne John Bravo.
Being a Bravo fan if you are dejected to see him leaving the big stage calling time on his international cricket career. Chin up, as you might see him acting very soon. As the multidimensional Bravo is very keen, to begin with the new innings by stepping into Bollywood, having already made his debut in the arena of acting by performing in a Tamil film Chithiram Pesuthadi 2.
Champions like him are indeed very rare and filling the boots of an individual like Dwayne Bravo demands a lot as he has left an unparalleled legacy behind.
Written by Zunair Rasheed