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Last Update on: January 21st, 2018 at 07:53 pm

West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo who played for Chennai Super Kings under the leadership of MS Dhoni has revealed that he loved playing under Dhoni because of his ability to take the pressure off his team-mates. Bravo played for CSK ever since the franchise bought him from Mumbai Indians in 2011 and on CSK’s return Bravo has shown his desire to play for the franchise and play under his former captain Dhoni.

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Bravo was considered as the favourite to be retained by the Chennai franchise, but the franchise went with MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. However, CSK are likely to retain the services of the West Indian all-rounder using their Right-to -Match option in the auctions to take place on 27th and 28th January.

The all-rounder came back to form in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) season picking up 12 wickets from seven matches for the Melbourne Renegades.

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Chennai Super Kings bowler Dwayne Bravo eyes the ball during the IPL Twenty20 cricket final match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 27, 2012. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. MOBILE USE WITHIN NEWS PACKAGE. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

Dwayne Bravo said:

“I enjoyed the five years I had spent with CSK. That’s my best five years in IPL. I became more matured as a player. MS helped a lot with the way of understanding the game, especially T20I cricket. It’s always good to have someone like him [in the team]. Playing under MS [Dhoni] is always a pleasure because he takes a lot of pressure off you and there is a lot to learn from him.”  

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“For me, I never set myself to be a purple cap winner. It happened naturally. I enjoy the challenge of bowling at the death. I love the challenge and extra responsibility. Especially, when playing with CSK. MS [Dhoni] trusts my ability to bowl at the death and finish off games.”

Bravo won the Purple Cap in 2013 and 2015 as the then Chennai all-rounder became the first man to win the award twice.

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