first_imgWest Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will return to the Chennai Super Kings in the 11th season of the Indian Premier League and said it was like coming back home for him.CSK bagged the services of Bravo for a whopping Rs 6.40 crore at the IPL auction in January this year by using the Right to Match card.”Coming back to CSK is like coming back home for me. We missed the IPL for the last two years. I was following the auction from Australia and I was hoping and praying that I would be picked by CSK. I’m very thankful to the management for showing a lot of faith in me,” Bravo told reporters at a promotional event in Chennai.Have you ever seen MS Dhoni play anything else other than cricket? WatchBravo, who plays for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, says that he is mentally and physically ready to perform at his best for CSK again.”I enjoyed a good period of rest after playing in the Big Bash just to keep myself physically and mentally prepared to give my best to CSK. I enjoy my time in Chennai,” he added.IPL 2018: MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma will be only captains to attend opening ceremonyHeaping praise on CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Bravo said, “It is led by the best captain in the world. For me personally, CSK has done a lot and I would want to entertain the Yellow Army.”I’m not under any pressure. This is the most experienced squad that we have. We have guys like Shane Watson, Jadeja and (MS) Dhoni. As ‘captain cool’ Dhoni keeps saying, pressure is something we have to embrace. I’m excited to work with the local young talent, especially the fast bowlers. I’m happy to be a part of very talented and also an experienced group.”advertisementAsked why West Indies cricketers do well in T20 leagues across the world, Bravo said the West Indies players fancy themselves in the shortest format.”West Indian players fancy ourselves in the shortest format of the game. We play the game with the right spirit, attitude and flamboyance. We are natural entertainers and enjoy playing in these competitions. It is not just about playing tournaments but winning them as well.”West Indies recently beat Scotland to qualify for next year’s ICC World Cup in England and Bravo congratulated the young team and also hoped to play for the national team in the mega event.”First of all, congrats to the team for qualifying. I am happy for the guys. World Cup without the West Indies… I mean there is FIFA World Cup without Italy. These things are possible. No one team or one country are guaranteed anything.”It is a young team. The cricketing world loves to see West Indies and love to see West Indies competing with the best. I wish them all the best. Hopefully, I would get to play in the World Cup as well,” added the 34-year-old former skipper.India’s Test opener Murali Vijay was also present at the event with Bravo and he too expressed his happiness at returning to play for CSK once again.”It’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m happy to be back with CSK. The brand of cricket we seem to have been playing before was unique,” said the ‘Monk’.(With PTI inputs)last_img

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