Dwayne Bravo’s superb run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the years has been credited to his temperament in the death overs.
According to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji, who says the 38-year-old keeps “rediscovering a lot of old deliveries,” which is what makes him so potent.
“Bravo’s approach seems to be something I deeply admire. How he has behaved himself over time at pivotal moments and his ability to emerge successfully. It’s not easy being a bowler. We’ve seen the finest of the best in the past, such as (Lasith) Malinga. In the world of bowling, Bravo has developed something truly spectacular, particularly in the area of death bowling “Balaji, a former India pacer, agreed.
“He has a habit of revisiting a lot of deliveries.” He introduced the sinking ball a few years ago, and it’s now a popular trend. Apart from his batting and fielding prowess, Bravo possesses all of these qualities.
Dwayne Bravo’s calm demeanor shined through even in tense situations: Balaji
“His ability to maintain a cool demeanor. Normally, we perceive the bowler to be extremely relaxed from the outside. No! He’s a game thinker to the core. Regardless of the pressure or situation, he constructs every ball, whether it is going in the batsman’s or the opposition’s favor. It makes no difference to him.”
When it comes to field setup and delivery matching that field setup, he’s always one step ahead. I admire the way he approaches death bowling.
Dwayne Bravo surpassed Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga’s 170 wickets during CSK’s six-wicket defeat to Lucknow Super Giants at Brabourne on March 31 becoming the highest-ever wicket-taker in IPL history. Bravo’s four overs ended in 1/35 figures.