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Dwayne Bravo bids adieu to IPL, will continue as bowling coach for CSK

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Chennai Super Kings veteran all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from IPL as a player. He is all set to become CSK’s bowling coach for the upcoming season.

Dwayne Bravo has decided to close the curtains on his spectacular IPL career. CSK decided not to retain the veteran, and Bravo was released from the CSK squad. However, Bravo did not want to part ways with CSK. Hence, he decided to withdraw from the forthcoming auction and pull the plug on his successful IPL career.

Dwayne Bravo is appointed as the official bowling coach for the franchise. He will replace L Balaji, who is missing out due to personal reasons. Earlier, Pollard announced his retirement from IPL after Mumbai Indians failed to retain the veteran.

“After 15 years of playing in the most toughest T20 league..” Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo posted a video on Chennai Super King’s official Instagram handle. In a note below the video, he wrote that he is sad to leave but also wants to celebrate his 15 years of career.

“After 15 years of playing in the most toughest T20 league, I announce today that I will be no longer be taking part in IPL. It’s been a great journey, with a lot of ups and downs. At the same time I am grateful to be a part of the IPL for the last 15 years. I know it’s a sad day for myself, my family and most importantly my fans. But at the same time, I want us all to celebrate my career over the last 15 years”

Bravo further added that he is excited to don the coaching cap and spend time with the young guns. He wants to develop the next generation by guiding them with his experience.

“As I get ready to move on and hang up my bowling boots, I would like to let my fans know that I am looking forward to putting on my coaching cap. I look forward to working with the young bowlers in CSK. I am really excited about this new opportunity; that my calling is now to help and develop the next generation of champions. Thank you for all the love and support over the years. Forever Yellove,”

Dwayne Bravo played for over 15 years in IPL. In these years, he played 161 games by scoring 1560 runs and taking 183 wickets in total. Moreover, he still holds the record for the highest wicket-taker in a single edition of IPL.

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