(West Indian Cricketer)
One of the most colourful cricketers of the 21st century, Dwayne Bravo, is a perfect combination of flair and talent. Accentuated by T20 cricket off-course, Bravo is one of the most sought after cricketers in franchise cricket.
A conventional seam bowler couple street-smart bowling at the death and the ability to hit the ball a long way, Bravo is currently a freelance T20 cricketers entertaining crowds with his skill and panache all over the world.
|Nickname:||Bravo, Big Dog, Pro and Johnny|
|Profession:||West Indies Cricketer|
|Height (approx.):||5′ 9″|
|Date of Birth:||October 7, 1983|
|Age (as on 2018):||34|
|Birth Place:||Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Libra|
|Nationality:||Trinidadian or Tobagonian|
|School:||Aranguez Junior Secondary School, San Juan, Trinidad & Tobago|
|Brother:||Darren Bravo (West Indian cricketer)|
Likes to play against:
|Test:||July 22, 2004, vs England at London|
|ODI:||April 18, 2004, vs England in Guyana|
|T20:||February 16, 2006, vs New Zealand at Auckland|
|Jersey Number:||#3 (West Indies), #3 (IPL, County Cricket)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Chennai Super Kings, Middlesex, Trinbago Knight Riders and Sydney Sixers.|
|Nature on the field:||Calm|
|Favourite Shot/Bal||lofted drive over extra-cover/ slower ball|
|Career Turning Point|
Bravo rose into the limelight when claimed 6-11 against the Windward Islands in 2003. A year later he took a staggering 16 wickets in his debut Test series against England.
- Best bowling figures (6-43) in an ODI match as skipper.
- Bravo boasts of the best bowling average and strike-rate as captain in One day cricket.
- He is among the top-five cricketers to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI match as skipper.
- Bravo holds the record for taking the most number of wickets in T20s in a single calendar year (87 in 2016).
- Bravo is the only bowler to claim two purple caps in IPL history along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The West Indian claimed 26 and 32 wickets respectively in 2015 and 2103 edition respectively.
|Hobbies:||Singing and Dancing|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis, Matthew Hayden and MS Dhoni|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Courtney Walsh|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports Commentator:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Callaloo, macaroni pie, stew chicken, malta, chocolates and pasta|
|Favourite Actors:||Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||Beenie Man|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Affairs/Girlfriends:||Regna Ramjit (Model)|
|Awards and recognitions|
#1 Bravo is one of the few select cricketers to win two World T20s (2012 and 2016) and two IPL trophies (2011 and 2018)
#2 In 2015, Bravo was awarded the Hummingbird Medal, the 3rd highest award in Trinidad and Tobago.
- During the 2005 tour of South Africa, Dwayne Bravo accused Graeme Smith of directing a racial slur. The charges were probed but in case of no evidence, Smith was acquitted. He demanded an apology from the West Indian which he refused.
- Due to a long-standing tussle between WICB and the players association, West Indian side, led by Bravo, left the 2014 India tour midway. He was subsequently dropped from the 2015 World Cup squad.
|Lesser Known Facts|
#1 Bravo earlier used to wear #47, but later changed it to #3, because his son and daughter were both born on the 3rd i.e October and August 3.
#2 He is an avid music lover and had a singles Beenie Man N Bravo with Beenie Man and Guyanese dancehall star Timeka Marshall.
#3 His song Champion became a roaring success during the 2016 World Twenty20 in India.