Dwayne Bravo said that MS Dhoni personally played a big role in helping his career, and both of them have a great legacy at the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
In an interaction, the former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo opened up on his admiration for CSK skipper and Indian ex-skipper MS Dhoni, the legacy at IPL franchise CSK and his upcoming fashion label ‘Djb47’.
Dwayne Bravo Will Be 100% In The IPL 2022 Mega Auction
CSK retained Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Dwayne Bravo also confirmed that he would be entering the mega auction.
“I am not retained by the CSK, but I will be in the auction, I will be 100 percent in the auction. I do not know which team I will end up with. I will end up where I am destined to be. I do not know whether I will be picked up by CSK or not, I can be picked up by any other team as I am in the auction,” said Bravo.
“We all know that MS Dhoni and I call each other brothers from another mother. We have developed a strong friendship. He is a global ambassador of the game and he has helped my career personally. We both have a great legacy at CSK and we have helped in turning that franchise into one of the most dominant franchises and that will be there in the history books. We have a strong friendship and that is more important than anything else,” he added.
The likes of Dwayne Bravo, Faf Du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, and Suresh Raina were released by CSK. The 38-year-old all-rounder recently announced his retirement from international cricket at the 2021 T20I World Cup.
Dwayne Bravo had a below-par tournament in the United Arab Emirates, scoring 16 runs in four group games and picking up only two wickets. West Indies could only beat Bangladesh and lost to England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Australia in group games.
Dwayne Bravo, 38, played his swansong game as West Indies exited the T20 World Cup following an eight-wicket defeat against Australia. Dwayne Bravo played in the 91 T20Is for the West Indies since making his debut against New Zealand at Auckland in 2006.
Dwayne Bravo came out of retirement in 2019 to help West Indies defend their T20 title, but it could not happen as they could manage to win only one of their five Super 12 games. Dwayne Bravo was part of the West Indies teams that won the T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016. He also featured in 40 Tests and 164 ODIs in a career that spanned nearly 18 years.
Dwayne Bravo: T10 Might Be The Way To Go At The Olympics
Dwayne Bravo also said that T10 perhaps might be the format that can help cricket become an Olympic sport.
“That is every cricketer’s dream to see the sport in the Olympics. T10 might be the way to go there, no one knows but everyone is hoping for it. Hopefully, sooner rather than later, cricket will become an Olympic sport.”
Dwayne Bravo is now gearing up for his maiden innings as a fashion entrepreneur with the launch of his clothing line. DJ Bravo, as he is popularly known after his hit single ‘Champion’ launched Djb47 in partnership with Singapore-based 3 Big Dogs Pte Ltd.
“In life, there is nothing too late. This is one part of my business venture. My biggest fanbase is in India, what I am doing is for my fans. India has done so much for me, so I think it is fair and right that I launch my first store in India,” said Bravo.
“There is a long-term plan, but I also need to take it slow. People have started to go outdoors, the plan is to open stores in UAE, Caribbean, the US, Australia. These are the long-term goals.
“My fanbase is spread across the globe, we have all the designs. Definitely, we have something in line for him (Dhoni). We want to do something for MS, the brand would want to give a tribute to him. The fans can also have access to it, but we want to focus on my brand, but we would want to do something for him,” he added.
Dwayne Bravo managed 47 runs and picked 14 scalps averaging 18.78 in 11 IPL 2021 matches. Chennai Super Kings bounced back in IPL 2021 by winning IPL for the 4th time after a disappointing last season in IPL 2020 where they finished 7th and couldn’t qualify for the playoffs for the first time in IPL history.