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A player’s career is reborn after he joins CSK: Dwayne Bravo heaps praise on MS Dhoni’s captaincy

Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings are considered as one of the most successful IPL franchises due to their impressive record. The MS Dhoni-led side has lifted the coveted IPL trophy thrice since the tournament’s inception. Moreover, the franchise has the best win percentage among all teams in the IPL.

MS Dhoni, who has led CSK since the inception of IPL, is regarded as one of the pivotal reasons behind the success of the franchise. Many players who have donned the CSK jersey have often heaped praise on Dhoni’s leadership skills as well as on-field presence. West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is no different as he recently lauded Dhoni while explaining how he makes people feel comfortable around him in the CSK camp.

Bravo has been playing alongside Dhoni since 2011 and according to the Caribbean all-rounder, Dhoni stands apart from the rest because of the atmosphere which he creates for his players. Bravo also said that the career of any player takes a different route after he joins the CSK squad. While citing the example of Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu, Bravo explained how their careers have notched up since joining CSK.

Dwayne Bravo says MS Dhoni never puts pressure on anyone

“CSK over the years have had many good captains in their dressing room. We’ve had Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, myself, Mike Hussey. These guys have been leaders in various countries, but MS is the type of person who always says that ‘you are here because you’re good enough, so when you come here, you don’t need to prove anything to anyone. The franchise sees and it knows what you can offer. Just be yourself,’” Bravo told ESPN in a video chat.

“Whenever a player comes to CSK, it’s like his career is kind of born again. Look at Shane Watson a few years ago, look at Ambati Rayudu, when he left Mumbai, everybody’s career (graph) keeps going up whenever they come around CSK.”

Bravo also revealed that one admirable feature of Dhoni is that he never puts pressure on anyone. Dhoni doesn’t behave like a superstar despite achieving so much in the sport, according to Bravo.

“MS doesn’t put pressure on anyone. Outside of cricket, you rarely see him, but his room is always open, so you can walk in there anytime. He’s brilliant to have conversations with, obviously played so many games. He creates an environment where people feel comfortable and everyone relaxes; he doesn’t behave like a superstar despite all his accolades and achievements,” Bravo said.

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