West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo – who is a big fan of former India skipper MS Dhoni – admitted that he is the ‘best finisher the game has ever seen’. Bravo also went on to hail his CSK skipper as he revealed how the 39-year-old absorbs pressure and gives confidence to his players. Also Read - RR vs KXIP IPL 2020: Shane Warne Heaps Praise on Sanju Samson, Calls Rajasthan Royals Wicketkeeper an Absolute Champion
In an interview with TOI, Bravo – who is currently playing the CPL – recalled a match in Florida in a T20I game between India and West Indies in 2016 and how stopped Dhoni from taking India over the line. Also Read - IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH 2020: Dinesh Karthik Reacts on KKR's Victory Over SRH, Says Want to Make Shubman Gill's Cricket Journey Easy
Bravo said: “I only had to defend six runs in that over and I was bowling to the best finisher in the game. Dhoni is a very difficult opponent to bowl to, so it was a great achievement for me to stop him from getting those runs. I wish I could bowl more to him in international cricket, as I love bowling to the best.” Also Read - MATCH HIGHLIGHTS Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2020 Match 8: Gill, Morgan Power KKR to 7-wicket Win vs Sunrisers
He also spoke of the CSK side adapting in UAE to the conditions.
“Every team has quality players and all know how to adapt. So, I do not think conditions will help any one team, but CSK, of course, is a side which is known to do well in any condition,” he added.
Bravo also revealed that during IPL 13, he would find it most difficult to bowl to compatriots Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell as they have the ability to clear any ground with their power. He also spoke of the saliva ban and said, bowlers, will have to find a new way to maintain the shine without the use of saliva.
IPL 13 is scheduled to start from September 19 and the final will take place on November 10. 60 matches will be played over 53 days and three venues would be used.