File photo of Dwayne Bravo.© AFP
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is one of the most decorated T20 players and recently overtook Lasith Malinga to become the wicket leader in Indian Premier League (IPL) history. Bravo revealed how Yuvraj Singh’s goal in the ODI throughout 2006 set his career in the shortest format of the game. Yuvraj blasted to 93, with India needing two to win the last three passes in the 2nd ODI at Kingston, but the visitors trailed by nine wickets in the chase for 199. However, Bravo then beat the slower yorker until the left-hander failed. to connect and the ball fell to its stump and the West Indies earned a thrilling victory.
In an interview with Indian Express, he revealed the impact of the delivery on his career.
“It made the world see and realize that I had one of the best changes in the business and it made my T20 career,” Bravo said.
He said that Brian Lara, then West Indies captain, walked in to chat about placement on the field, but Bravo wasn’t sure about the pass that would be brought to the bowl.
“I still haven’t really figured out what ball to throw. I’m still not clear when I go to the top of my running event. At one point, before I got to the referee, I decided I was going to throw it. Dipper,” he said.
The presentation was so beautiful and interesting that Yuvraj tried to flick through the legs but missed.
“Too many, friends, to pick one ball as a favorite. That Yuvraj ball really changed my life,” Bravo said, when asked if he had a favorite pass.
The win saw the West Indies equalize, having lost in the opening. They went on to win the next three games to win the five-match series 4-1.
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