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IPL 2018: CSK's Dwayne Brovo credits former 'captain cool' for his performance, says 'MS Dhoni is one of the greatest players in the history'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 March 2018, 10:31 IST

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to give you wonder says and night watching your favourite side and player hitting across the stadium. This time most loving team Chennai Super Kings' is back after a long two years ban and its all-rounder had shared his experience and showered praises on the former captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The cricketer has credited CSK skipper MS Dhoni for his development as a "death overs specialist" saying it happened because of his faith he showed in him.

"He has shown a lot of faith in me, the trust. For me, it's all about preparation. I always like bowling to MS in the end (in practice sessions) as he is one of the best finishers in the game and I challenge myself by bowling to him," the West Indies all-rounder said.

"I always give him a scenario, sometimes I win and sometimes he wins," Bravo was quoted as saying by the CSK website.

Bravo also said Dhoni always allows players to express themselves and to learn from their mistakes.

Further speaking on Dhoni's leadership Bravo said, "As a leader, he is one of the best that has ever played the game, he allows players to express themselves, allows them to learn from their mistakes. He's very cool, very calm and that's very good," Bravo added.

The Chennai Super Kings' skipper Dhoni has been training with his CSK team at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here ahead of IPL-11. Dwayne Bravo was the part of CSK team between 2011 and 2015, he chased 706 runs and 76 wickets and has also won twice the award (Purple Cap) for the highest wicket-taker.

Bravo said it was important for him to start well in the tournament, which starts with a match between Mumbai Indians and CSK in Mumbai on 7th April.

"The start (to a season) is very important, especially in a tournament like the IPL where all the teams are very, very good," he added.

"It's a tournament where anything is possible and so you want to start well. It gives you that momentum. It can get a little difficult for teams to recover later on in the tournament.

Further, Bravo said he was looking forward to the match between the two sides adding it was the 'El Clasico'.

"It's really the El Clasico, two of the biggest franchises in IPL history... two of the most successful franchises. I'm looking forward to it... everyone's looking forward to it. I don't think there can be a bigger tournament opener than this one," he added.

"These kinds of games, they really get me going," Bravo said.

First published: 28 March 2018, 10:31 IST