My Job in CSK Is to Finish Off Games, says Dwayne Bravo

Bravo scored a 30-Ball 68 Against Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener. 

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Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo smacked seven sixes and three fours to pull out Chennai Super Kings from the jaws of defeat against Mumbai Indians in the opener of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.

Mumbai, who were well placed till the 17th over, went on to concede 50 runs in the last three overs.

Speaking after the match, Bravo described his innings as ‘special’. He also spoke about his designated role in the team.

I started very slow and just needed to get momentum going into the game. But as you can see, as the game picked up especially in the later stages, this is where I’m more specialised and this is where the team needs me the most - at the close of the game. The captain (MS Dhoni) showed faith in me and this is basically my role in CSK team - to finish off games.
Dwayne Bravo

In the match Bravo and his West Indian teammate Kieron Pollard decided to wear jerseys with identical no. 400 on them for respective teams Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to celebrate individual landmarks.

Pollard is the first player to play 400 T20 games. So he has 400 on his back. And I’m the first bowler to get 400 wickets. So the both of us said - okay, if we both play the first game in the IPL, let’s do something different.
Dwayne Bravo

Bravo was speaking after his match-winning 30-ball 68 that guided Chennai to a thrilling one-wicket victory with one ball to spare.

“It's a great milestone for both of us personally. Pollard spoke to Mumbai, I spoke to CSK and they allowed us to play in this game. Moving forward in the tournament, we both will go back to our respective numbers - 47 and 55,” Bravo said.

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