Veteran West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo turned 38 on October 7, 2021. The former West Indies captain has been playing international cricket since 2004 and probably will play his final international tournament when the Windies step out to defend their T20 World Cup title in UAE and Oman as the 2021 T20 World Cup begins from October 17 onwards.
Bravo, a cousin of West Indian batting great Brian Lara, made his Test debut against England at Lord’s in 2004, his ODI debut also came against England at home this time in the same year, while his T20I debut came in 2006 against New Zealand. He has played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs, and 86 T20Is for West Indies in his long career.
He has been part of the Chennai Super Kings outfit since 2011 and in between played for Gujarat Lions when CSK was banned for two seasons. A great all-rounder and a team man, Bravo has earned the nickname of ‘Champion’ after his song ‘Bravo Champion’, music is something that the right-handed batter does outside cricket.
Today as he turned 38, Bravo celebrated his birthday with his CSK mates and as custom, Dhoni held him back as the cake was plastered on his face by all CSK players after he had cut the cake.
Here is the video of his birthday celebrations:
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) October 7, 2021
In 149 IPL matches, Bravo has 1537 runs and 165 wickets and he is 5 wickets short of Lasith Malinga’s record for most wickets in IPL- 170.
Dwayne Bravo- One Of The Greatest T20 All-Rounders Of All-Time
The Trinidadian batter and bowler has 2200 runs with 3 centuries and 13 half-centuries with 86 wickets in Tests with a best of 6/55. In ODIs, Bravo made 2968 runs with 2 centuries and 10 half-centuries to his name and took 199 wickets with the best of 6/43. In T20I cricket, Bravo has 1229 runs and 76 wickets to his name.
However, the fame and fortune for which this generation of cricket fans know and love Dwayne Bravo are his exploits in T20 cricket, especially the franchise cricket in the Indian Premier League, the Caribbean Premier League, the Big Bash League, and the Pakistan Super League majorly.
In 505 T20 matches, Bravo has 6601 runs with 20 half-centuries at a strike rate of 127.06 and has picked 549 wickets, the only bowler to do so in the format, with a best of 5/23 at an economy of 8.20.