Dwayne Bravo announces IPL retirement, CSK makes bowling coach

Former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL) and for next season Bravo has been appointed as bowling coach.

Chennai Super Kings issued a statement and said, “Chennai Super Kings have appointed Dwayne Bravo as the team’s bowling coach ahead of IPL 2023. Bravo has called time on his playing days in the IPL, having played the tournament since its inception in 2008. L Balaji is taking a break for one year due to personal commitments, but he will be available for the Super Kings Academy.”

Ahead of the IPL mini-auction CSK had parted ways with veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.

“I am looking forward to this new journey because it is something I see myself doing after my playing days are fully over. I enjoy working with bowlers and it’s a role I am excited about. From player to coach, I do not think I have to adjust much because while I am playing, I always work with bowlers and try to come up with plans and ideas on how to have that one step ahead of the batsmen. The only difference is I will no longer be standing at mid-on or mid-off!” Bravo said.

“I never thought I would be the leading wicket-taker in the history of IPL. But I am just happy to be a part of IPL history!” Bravo stated.

Meanwhile, KS Viswanathan, Chennai Super Kings CEO, said, “Congratulations to Dwayne Bravo on a tremendous career in the IPL. He has been a crucial member of the Super Kings family for more than a decade and we are excited to continue the association. Bravo’s vast experience will be of immense value to our players and support staff. We are confident that our bowling group will thrive under his guidance.”

Moreover, in the IPL Bravo is the highest-ever wicket-taker and has taken 183 wickets from 161 matches. Bravo has scored 1560 runs at a strike rate of around 130.

However, Bravo has been part of CSK since 2011 and many have witnessed many victories for the Super Kings of the year 2011, 2018, and 2021.

Furthermore, Bravo has played 144 matches in which he scored 1556 runs and has taken 168 wickets.

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