Bravo: CSK makes you feel like a part of an extended family

Dwayne Bravo, who has played in various T20 leagues across the world, said “I don’t think you can get another team or environment like Chennai Super Kings.

Dwayne Bravo said CSK brings the best out of him and the skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is largely responsible for that.   -  K. MURALI KUMAR

West Indies and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo said that former BCCI president N. Srinivasan’s franchise makes every player feel like being a part of an “extended family“.

“It’s a very unique team, a special team. From the first day that I joined the team I could sense the family atmosphere. Every player who joins the team feels the same way - that it’s not just a team but being welcomed by extended family,” Bravo told CSK’s website.

“Over the years, when you look at cricketers who joined CSK, they only got better...it’s a very special franchise,” he said.

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He said that CSK brings the best out of him and the skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is largely responsible for that.

“CSK brings the best out of me. I’m trusted by my captain MS (Dhoni) and coach (Stephen) Fleming, and they allow me to be myself,” the former West Indies captain was quoted as saying.

“We all enjoy each other’s success. If my team is winning, that’s more important to me than my personal performances,” he added.

Bravo, who has played in various T20 leagues across the world, said “I don’t think you can get another team or environment like Chennai Super Kings.”

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“It is important that you have a management team, the owners, the captain backing you a 100 per cent... they understand it’s a sport, they understand one can’t always perform and so they give you the opportunity to bounce back when you have failures,” Bravo, who has been a part of CSK since 2011, said.

Terming CSK a very unique and special team, the 36-year old Trinidad all-rounder, said he sense the family atmosphere from the first day he joined it.

The 2020 IPL season, originally scheduled to begin from March 29, has been put off indefinitely owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

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