In a thrilling development, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) recently seized their 5th Indian Premier League (IPL) title, aligning themselves with Mumbai Indians (MI) in the record books. West Indian cricket legend Dwayne Bravo, usually a fixture in the CSK squad, missed out on participating in this year’s IPL. However, he was anything but a silent spectator.
Bravo opted to sit out of the 2023 IPL season but remained a significant presence in the CSK dugout. He donned the hat of the bowling coach, a role he undertook at the behest of CSK stalwarts Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni. Bravo’s cricketing acumen was invaluable, helping CSK’s bowlers rise to the occasion in the most nerve-racking moments of the season.
Likewise, another West Indian star, Kieron Pollard, also made a surprising move this year. Choosing not to play, he joined MI’s coaching staff as the batting coach. His decision caused some ripples, as fans and pundits alike believed he still had a lot of cricket left in him.
These two cricketing icons, legends for CSK and MI, respectively, have had their share of friendly banter. Following CSK’s 5th title win, the two found themselves on equal ground. Pollard initiated the interaction, teasing Bravo about his latest championship triumph, an experience Pollard had enjoyed for the past three years.
In response, Bravo asserted CSK’s status as the most successful franchise, a claim promptly refuted by Pollard, given the equal tally of titles for both MI and CSK. The friendly rivalry didn’t stop there. Bravo went a step further, playfully taunting Pollard by highlighting his own impressive haul of 17 T20 trophies, compared to Pollard’s 15.
Hilarious banter between Dwayne Bravo And Kieron Pollard after IPL 2023
Moreover, Bravo cheekily urged Pollard to “put some respect” on his name, given his superior title tally. He also threw down the gauntlet, telling his friend he had some serious catching up to do. Their lively exchange, full of fun and mutual respect, became a hot topic on social media.
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Their banter took a new turn when MI’s official Instagram account joined the fray. They commented on Bravo’s post, suggesting a three-match Super Over series in Mumbai, Chennai, and Trinidad. This unexpected proposition not only added fuel to the Bravo-Pollard banter but also excited the fans, who are eagerly awaiting the cricketing legends’ response.
In summary, the IPL 2023 season has been one for the books, bringing cricketing giants into playful skirmishes and setting the stage for a future filled with exciting possibilities. Bravo’s jesting exchange with Pollard underscores the light-hearted rivalry that enhances the spirit of the game. Their shared camaraderie and passion for cricket create an engaging narrative beyond the cricket field, reflecting the enduring charm of the sport.
Banter between Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard. pic.twitter.com/cw8knjw5V3
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 1, 2023