Bravo learning the tricks from Dhoni

| May 10, 2013
Archiman Bhaduri for CaribDirect

Staff Writer – Archi

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who was named the team’s captain for the ICC Champions Trophy, is learning a thing or two from India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Playing under Dhoni for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, is coming to be a learning experience for the West Indian.

“The way MS carry himself on and off the field, I have learnt a lot from him. I spend a lot more time talking to him about cricket.

Obviously, India will come up against the West Indies team (when they play Champions Trophy) in England. I am happy being led by him. I learn a lot from him and I am enjoying every moment of it,” Bravo said in Mumbai in India.

Dwayne Bravo Caribbean Premier League

Dwayne Bravo. Photo courtesy

However, Bravo is happy and ready for the challenge to lead his nation.

“It’s a great feeling (to be the captain). I am humbled by their decision. At the same time, I am very happy and looking forward to it. I am given the opportunity to lead a bunch of talented guys. The entire world loves the West Indian players.

“It’s good to have Ravi Rampaul, (Kieron) Pollard, Sunil Narine. It is my opportunity now to get all the talented players to play together and to do well. It has always been my intention to do well for the West Indies cricket and for the world to see West Indies cricket to come back and come again,” he said.

The Trinidadian expressed confidence of finishing as the champions in the eight-team league to be held in England and Wales next month but said the teams in group B are quite strong.

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis, Photo courtesy

“Winning won’t be easy. Obviously we have a tough group with India, Pakistan and South Africa. But we will take one game at a time and try to finish as champions… Try to go to semis and take it from there,” he said.

The 29-year old said he idolises West Indian great Brian Lara and added that he looks up to South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

“My favourite cricketer was, is and will always be Brian Charles Lara. Apart from him, I look up to Jacques Kallis, being an all-rounder myself and teammate Kieron Pollard. I look up to them. It is great to play with Pollard,” he said.

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