Former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League but will remain with Chennai Super Kings as a bowling coach for the new season.
IPL: The West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League but will remain with the Chennai Super Kings as a bowling coach for the forthcoming season. Bravo, the top wicket-taker in IPL history with 183 wickets from 161 matches, will replace L Balaji, who has withdrawn from the 2023 edition for personal reasons.
“I’m excited about this new adventure since it’s something I see myself doing after my playing days are done.” I enjoy dealing with bowlers, and this is an exciting profession for me. I don’t have to shift much from player to coach because while I’m playing, I always work with bowlers and come up with plans and ideas on how to stay one step ahead of the batters. “The only difference is that I won’t be standing at mid-on or mid-off anymore.” “I never imagined I’d be the leading wicket-taker in IPL history.” “But all I care about is becoming a part of IPL history,” Bravo said in a statement.
“Dwayne Bravo has had an outstanding career in the IPL. He has been an important member of the Super Kings family for over a decade, and we are pleased to continue our relationship. Bravo’s extensive knowledge will be invaluable to our athletes and support staff. We are optimistic that our bowling league would prosper under his leadership “Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan stated.
Bravo has followed in the footsteps of Kieron Pollard, who announced his retirement from the IPL and took up a similar role as the Mumbai Indians’ batting coach a month ago. Bravo began his career with the Mumbai Indians before joining CSK in 2010 and quickly rose to prominence, winning the Purple Cap twice and becoming a crucial component of the organization. Bravo was a part of CSK’s four IPL championship teams.