IPL 2016: Dwayne Bravo rues lack of music in Gujarat Lions dressing room

first_imgDwayne Bravo is known to be a live-wire on the field, just like his West Indies teammates. The all-rounder doesn’t miss out on any opportunity to showcase his dancing abilities on the field. Most of us have seen him enjoying himself during his stint with Chennai Super Kings. After winning the hearts of loyal CSK fans, Bravo even went on to feature in a Tamil film. (IPL 2016: Full Coverage) The show didn’t stop there. He led the West Indies’ campaign at the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 with his ‘Champion’ song, which went on to become a chartbuster. The Board for Control of Cricket in India made sure they had their share of the Champion by having the West Indies all-rounder’s performance as  part of Indian Premier League 2016 opening ceremony.It would be hard for Bravo to imagine any dressing room without music and unfortunately, that is what he has deal with in his Gujarat Lions dressing room. The Rajkot-based franchise’s players are unlike his West Indies teammates and there are no wild celebrations even after Gujarat thumps an opposition, according to Bravo. (Also read: Believe it or not! Chris Gayle names his baby Blush) “The Gujarat dressing room is very, very quiet. After we win a game, the guys eat and have a few beers, that’s it. There is no music in the dressing room. There is no DJ Bravo music also. The guys are still trying to get a hold of the theme song,” Bravo revealed in an exclusive chat to India Today.advertisementHe said it would be difficult for him to lend his voice to the theme song of Gujarat Lions.  “The theme song of our team reflects on the city (Rajkot) and it will be challenging for me to sing in the local language,” he said.The all-rounder also said that his primary role was that of a bowler in the Gujarat Lions’ setup.  The West Indies’ all-rounder has perfectly executed his skills with the ball at the death and is the third-highest wicket-taker with six wickets now. Bravo also went past Lasith Malinga to become the highest wicket-taker in T20s during this tournament.”In this setup my role is very important with the ball as well. Our bowling attack is one of the most experienced in the league and I am one of the most experienced in this format in the later stages of the game. I accept the challenge. I have always given my best when I get the responsibility at the death. I challenge myself in the nets as well. For the last five years, the teams I have played for have given me the responsibility to finish the games with the ball,” he said.Bravo also heaped praise on the Gujarat skipper Suresh Raina saying that the left-hander was much like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and that he did not believe talking much to the players.”MS doesn’t say much, Raina also doesn’t. Both of them don’t believe in team meetings. Even I don’t. Raina, as we know, enjoys his cricket. He enjoys other people’s success as well. I am happy that he has got a team to lead. He has been good with captaincy so far,” Bravo said.last_img read more