IPL 2022: Malinga Showers Praise On Dwayne Bravo After The CSK Legend Sets An IPL Record
Bravo and Malinga were colleagues for the first three seasons of the IPL until the former moved on to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Dwayne Bravo of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made history on Thursday by becoming the IPL’s all-time leading wicket-taker. Bravo grabbed one wicket in the game against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to surpass Lasith Malinga’s 170 wickets for the Mumbai Indians (MI). Bravo has a total of 170 wickets before entering the contest. After taking three wickets in the opening game of the season, he had tied Malinga’s record.
Malinga, who is presently a fast-bowling coach with the Rajasthan Royals, took to social media to express his delight at Bravo’s great achievement. Bravo was dubbed “Champion” by Malinga, who congratulated the West Indian on exceeding his 170 wicket total. Bravo is a CHAMPION. Congratulations on becoming the highest wicket-taker in IPL history, mate @DJBravo47. More to go, young man!,” Malinga wrote on Twitter.
Bravo and Malinga were colleagues for the first three seasons of the IPL until the former moved on to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Bravo was acquired by CSK ahead of the IPL 2011 mega auction, and he won the championship in his first year with the organization. Bravo has been a consistent contributor for CSK throughout the years, having appeared in over 100 matches for the Yellow Brigade alone.
Bravo’s career in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Bravo has 171 wickets in 153 IPL appearances, with a strike rate of 17.32 and an average of 24.06. Bravo leads the lucrative league with two four-wicket hauls. Bravo had the finest IPL season in 2013, claiming the Purple Cap for 32 wickets and finishing as the season’s highest wicket-taker. Bravo has also amassed over 1,500 IPL runs.
Bravo and his colleagues did not have a nice game yesterday night, losing their second consecutive match in the current season despite being the all-time leading wicket-taker in the IPL. The KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by six wickets, chasing down a massive total of 210 runs set by CSK players early in the game. CSK are now ranked eighth in the points standings, with only Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of them.