IPL 2023: Dwayne Bravo retires from IPL; named as CSK bowling coach

Bravo has retired from the IPL after participating in the competition since its start in 2008.

IPL 2023: Bravo becomes the Super Kings' bowling coach

Dwayne Bravo has been named bowling coach of the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the IPL 2023. Bravo has retired from the IPL after participating in the event since its inception in 2008. L Balaji will be unavailable for the Super Kings Academy for a year due to personal obligations.

Dj Bravo

“I’m looking forward to this new journey because it’s something I see myself doing after my playing days are fully over. I enjoy working with bowlers and it’s a role I’m excited about. From player to coach, I don’t think I have to adjust much because while I’m 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!

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

Bravo has 183 wickets in 161 games. The all-rounder has also scored 1560 runs at a strike rate of about 130, helping the Super Kings to several victories. He played a key role in CSK’s IPL titles in 2011, 2018, and 2021, as well as their Champions League T20 success in 2014. He was also the first player to win the Purple Cap for most wickets in an IPL season on two separate occasions (2013 and 2015).

Bravo has appeared in 144 matches with the Chennai Super Kings, taking 168 wickets and scoring 1556 runs.

“He has been a crucial member of the Super Kings family for more than a decade and we are excited to continue the association,” Kasi Viswanathan, the Super Kings chief executive, said. “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.”

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