Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni showed why he is considered one of the smartest minds he has ever played in the game when he revealed discussions with Dwayne Bravo about the slowest ball variations in the West Indies. Dhoni was in his prime while applauding Bravo who injured Royal Challengers Banglaore, helping him CSK seals a 6-door victory in match 35 of the IPL 2021 on Friday in Sharjah.
MS Dhoni was happy that Dwayne Bravo has been eligible for the UAE’s 2021 IPL legislation and revealed that he has friendly arguments with his “brother”. Dhoni illuminated how he convinced Bravo to use his slower balls as an element of surprise at the T20 grill.
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Bravo grabbed 3 wickets and gave away just 24 runs as he plotted the fall of RCB, who got behind the wheel in the long-awaited South Sharjah derby. RCB went from 111 for 0 in 13.1 overs to restrict themselves to 156 for 6 in 20 overs after Bravo caused the implosion by eliminating Virat Kohli, who was going with great weapons for 53.
Bravo made life difficult for RCB’s central order and eliminated Glenn Maxwell in the final in which he gave away only 2 races.
When Dhoni convinced Bravo about the slower ball variations
“He’s got in shape, that’s a very good thing. And he’s performing really well,” Dhoni said after CSK’s 6-goal win over Sharjah.
“I call him my brother. We always fight every year over whether he should make so many slower balls or not.
“I said,‘ You do it to wrap the batsmen, but now everyone knows that Bravo is known for the slowest submissions. Why not make 6 different deliveries, both from York and long? “It’s slower.” This is what bluffing is all about. “You want to confuse the batter.” That’s another way, ”Dhoni added.
“He’s an ace in this format. He’s played all over the world, in different conditions, whenever the team needs him, he’s taken responsibility and we’ve done well.”
Dhoni admitted that CSK was worried about the dew on Sharjah’s playing field when Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli were going with big guns after he sent them to beat. The two RCB openers added 111 for the opening hatch before Bravo and Shardul Thakur withdrew things for CSK.
With the practical contributions of the upper order and the middle level, CSK managed to seal a first level victory by only 18.1 points.
“He thought of bringing Moeen Ali to the attack”
Dhoni revealed that he was thinking of bringing Moeen Ali to the attack, but he stopped him and gave Bravo a chance to break the opening partnership.
“We were worried about the dew and we saw it last season. They started very well and after the eighth or ninth final, the playing field slowed down a bit. Jadeja’s spell was very crucial, especially with the form in which Padikkal beat from one end.
“I told Moeen that I would make a bowl by one end during drinks, but then I changed my mind. I decided that Bravo should make a bowl because the longer you delay it, the harder it was given to him that he should make it. four mushrooms followed these difficult conditions, ”Dhoni said.
Having started the UAE day with two straight wins, Dhoni CSK will be looking forward to going one step closer to the play-off spot when they face Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah on Sunday.