Bravo, who has been an important part of the CSK franchise, was retained by the side for INR 6.4 crore through using the Right to Match Card in IPL 2018 auction.
Apart from his batting strength, agile wicketkeeping, and leadership abilities, MS Dhoni is also known for his running between the wickets. He is considered as one of the fastest sprinters on the Indian side, and he has proved this on numerous instances on the field.
The Chennai Super Kings skipper has the ability to trounce any youngster in taking quick singles during a match. After defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final of IPL 2018, Dhoni had flaunted his running pace yet again. The CSK skipper competed with all-rounder Dwayne Bravo in a three-run dash after the final and pipped the West Indian to win the race.
Recently, Dwayne Bravo revealed the story behind the incident and said that it was Dhoni who wanted a race during IPL 2018. During a conversation with CSK on Instagram, the West Indies all-rounder revealed that the former Indian skipper teased him and called him ‘an old man’ and hence, Bravo challenged Dhoni in a sprint.
Bravo also lauded Dhoni for his pace and said that it was a very close race.
“He kept saying throughout the entire season that I am an old man, and I am an old man. I am very slow. I told him, ‘I will challenge you in a sprint between the wickets.’ He said, ‘no chance.’ I said, ‘we will do it after the tournament is over,'” Bravo told Chennai Super Kings.
“I said I don’t want to do it in the middle of the tournament, and one of us pops our hamstrings’. We did it after the final. It was a very close race. He beat me. It was a good race. He was very quick,” he added.
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Bravo played a crucial role in that season as he scored 141 runs in 16 matches in addition to picking up 14 wickets. Bravo also had a good run in the subsequent season as he scalped 11 wickets and scored 80 runs in IPL 2019.
He made his national team comeback in the T20 side last year, will be eager for the start of IPL 2020. The much-awaited tournament was canceled in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The league has been postponed indefinitely, and the possibility of the tournament to happen this year looks bleak.