Dwayne Bravo retires from IPL, to become the bowling coach of CSK

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Chennai Super Kings allrounder Dwayne Bravo has retired from IPL. The Champion from West Indies has taken the role of bowling coach in the side. Balaji who was the previous bowling coach has taken a break from IPL due to some personal reasons. 

Dwayne Bravo Statement

“I’m looking forward to this new journey because it’s something I see myself doing after my playing days are fully over,”

the all-rounder said in the statement.

“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!”

Bravo has played every season in the IPL except the 2017 season. He could not play that season for Gujarat Lions due to injury. He started his IPL journey playing for Mumbai Indians in 2008 and was bought by Chennai Super Kings in 2011. 

After 15 seasons of the IPL, he concluded with 183 wickets, the most ever taken. This was 13 more than Lasith Malinga in second place and 17 more than Yuzvendra Chahal, the next most productive active bowler. With a best of 4 for 22, Bravo’s wickets came at an economy rate of 8.38 across 158 innings in 161 games. Additionally, at a strike rate of 129.57, he ran for 1560 runs.

Fans have uncountable memories of the ‘champion’ outfoxing the batters with his variations, his cameos with the bat, and his dance moves. This year it would be unusual for the fans to see Bravo play in the IPL but he will be a great mentor to the budding fast bowlers.

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