Dwayne Bravo picks Dhoni over Brain Lara as best captain he has played under
He didn't have to think twice before picking Dhoni over Lara.
Updated - Jan 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has called it quits in international cricket but he continues to play franchise cricket in style. The 35-year-old who has a sea of experience in T20 cricket with 422 games, is a key member of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and recently, he also picked the best captain he has played under during his career.
Bravo, who is currently playing for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League in Australia, has had some memorable outings for the CSK in the IPL and last year, he was back to rub shoulders with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the CSK and saw the franchise winning its third title straight after serving a two-year ban. The Caribbean scored 141 runs and picked 14 wickets in the 2018 edition of the popular tournament.
Dhoni’s trophy wins put him ahead of Lara
When Bravo was asked in an interview, he didn’t think twice before picking Dhoni as the best captain he has played under, even over compatriot Brian Lara, one of the best batsmen of the game under who he has played international cricket. He said the Lara was no bad a captain but preferred the Ranchi cricketer ahead of him because of the sheer number of trophies teams have won under his leadership, including two world titles in 2007 and 2011.
“MS Dhoni is the best captain I played under. I have played two years under (Brian) Lara who is also a good captain. But I have played most of my cricket under Dhoni and have most of my success there (in the IPL). Be it as an individual or collectively as a team. We have won trophies together,” Bravo, who has played 12 years of international cricket, said as quoted by Times of India.
Bravo has scored over 6,000 runs and taken over 300 wickets in international cricket and played his last game for the Windies in 2016. Lara’s captaincy record for the Windies has been quite ordinary compared to Dhoni with only 10 wins, 26 losses and 11 draws in 47 Tests and 59 wins and as many losses and seven no results in 125 ODIs.