After match ceremony of IPL 2018 Final, Chennai Super Kings captain forced all-rounder Dwyane Bravo to race him
A memory revealed by West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo where he was influenced to take a memorable “3 run dash” with “Thalla” MS Dhoni after the Indian Premier League (IPL) Final of 2018.
Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrise Hyderabad in the finals of 2018 by 8 wickets and 9 balls remaining at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was crowned champions third time in the Indian Premier League.
CSK registered an easy win with unbeaten 117 runs scored by Shane Watson to follow the target of 179 against one of the outclass bowling strikes. As the “WhistlePodu” team maintained its reputation across the cricket world to be the best team.
After lifting the trophy, and the crowd being dispersed back, “Captain Cool” MS Dhoni with “Champion” Bravo was seen in a match up for three-run dash and with barely a finest of margins and no amazement the 36-year-old was quicker one.
The whole season of 2018, the captain was always teasing him with the factor of age and speed which made him challenge Dhoni for a sprint after the match. Since he didn’t want anyone to catch up an injury during the season which was obviously a crucial phase. So they decided to do it once it is over.
In a discussion with Chennai Super Kings on Instagram live Chat, Bravo said throughout that IPL season “He kept on saying I am an old man, I am old, I have got a very slow man. Later on, the said to him, “I am challenging you for the dash between the wickets”. He replied “no chance”. I told him “we are going to get it done once the tournament is over”.
Around the team topic of age used to confer, but none of it matters except fitness. Rayudu is playing at 33, so it doesn’t matter really. Fitness is what matters more than age”. Dhoni said in a press conference post-match.
But MS Dhoni demonstrated to all who were suspicious about the whereabouts of CSK chances in the competition alluding to the age, which is just a number.a
As the number show, Dhoni scored a total of 455 runs just in line after Watson who scored 555 runs and Rayudu with a record of 602 runs in the 2018 season.
Well, it was a close race, very close one. ” MS was very quick”, Bravo said.
It’s been obvious, the skipper of any team wants his players to be fit in all aspects. Doesn’t matter what your age is. Whereas age is just the number to see, you have to be very fit, said the captain in Yellow.
The all-rounder Bravo said he never considered moving to any another franchise in IPL during any point in his career and heartfully thank MS Dhoni and Fleming for the trust they kept at him.
Both the coach and caption have entrusted me, he said, “I am trusted by MS Dhoni a lot”. He let me by myself.
“I have been given the opportunity to bowl death overs”. Many times have gone for a lot of runs. But CSK always kept the belief in my bowling ability. And it has paid off. I say trust, and you can deliver, more often than not. Bowling against the top brass players doesn’t go your way. But I am adherent in my talent.
Meanwhile, till further notice 2020 IPL Season remains suspended indefinitely due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.