Just retired West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has declared that he will continue to play in the franchise leagues. But at the same time will start exploring coaching roles going forward. Bravo played his last international game on Saturday against Australia & is unlikely to be retained by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for IPL 2022.
“Definitely at some point, I would love to get back in the coaching department, so I already started to put things in place for when it’s that time. Definitely you will see me around. Like I said, cricket has given me everything. Cricket has given me the life I always wanted for myself and my family,” Bravo said during the virtual post-match press conference.
“So I think it’s only fair that I love to give back to the game that has given me so much. Again, I keep encourage myself because of the talent I see coming through in West Indies, and whatever team I play for around the word, so definitely you will see me involved,” he added.
Bravo might have retired from international cricket, but he confirmed that he will continue to play franchise cricket for the time being.
“Yeah, I will continue playing franchise cricket for a few more years as long as my body will allow me to. My aim was to retire a few years ago, but with a change of presidency and change of leadership comes a change of heart, and I wanted to give back to West Indies because I was still in a good place physically and enjoy my cricket,” said Bravo.
Not only the West Indies but Bravo had a stellar career with CSK in IPL. But the information coming in from his longstanding franchise is that CSK will not retain the champion allrounder. This means Bravo will have to find out another franchsie to retain his IPL contract.
Bravo’s IPL Record
- Matches – 151
- Wickets – 167 @ 24.31
- Economy – 8.35
- Runs Scored – 1537 @ 22.94
- Batting Strike Rate – 130.25
Other than this, Bravo played in two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, three ICC Champions Trophy tournaments and seven ICC Men’s T20 World Cups. He was part of the sides that won the Champions Trophy in 2004 and the T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2016.
He finished with 2,200 runs and 86 wickets in 40 Test matches, 2,968 runs and 199 wickets in ODIs, and tallies 1,245 runs and 78 wickets in T20Is going into his final match.