It feels like a home away from home in Kolkata Knight Riders, says Darren Bravo
I have shared the dressing room with both Kallis the batsman and Kallis the coach: Darren Bravo
Published - Apr 21, 2017 3:50 pm | Updated - Apr 21, 2017 3:50 pm
One of the premier batsmen in West Indies Test Side, Darren Bravo, who grabbed the limelight for being a mirror image of Brian Lara in terms of batting style, is presently in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad for the IPL. The stylish batsman has acknowledged the fact that it feels like home for the Carribean.
His half-brother, Dwayne Bravo, is presently in the ranks of the Gujrat Lions as he is recuperating from his hamstring injury. Darren is yet to appear in the playing XI in IPL. The Trinidadian was picked up by the Deccan Chargers way back in 2012 but warmed the benches throughout the season.
The southpaw remains optimistic of his chance to feature in the playing XI for the KKR side and hopes to make full use of the opportunity when it arrives. “Like any other cricketer, I’d certainly like to play and I know my chance will come. When it does, I would grab it with both hands” said the 28-year old according to sayings by The Telegraph.
Bravo, who has played over 144 international games for his side cumulatively in all the formats of the game, went ahead and stated that IPL intrigues top cricketers around the globe. According to Bravo, it is a highly competitive league with changes occurring every now and then.
“The IPL attracts almost all the top players of the world, which is why it’s a great tournament. That the fans support the IPL by turning out in such huge numbers in every match only adds to the IPL’s flavour. Some proclaim team X will win or team Y won’t, but it’s very competitive cricket and it’s not over till the fat lady sings” remarked the number 3 West Indies batsman.
Bravo further augmented that he is not new to the KKR atmosphere having played with the like Jacques Kallis in the CPL before for Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel which later on transformed into Trinbago Knight Riders.
“The Knights have begun IPL X splendidly and, hopefully, another win is just hours away. In fact, Kallis and I were teammates in the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel (previous avatar of the Trinbago Knight Riders) when the franchise won the CPL in 2015. So, I have shared the dressing room with both Kallis the batsman and Kallis the coach.” concluded Bravo.
The West Indian half-brothers would predictably sit-out in tonight’s encounter of KKR and Gujrat Lions at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.