West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo believes that MS Dhoni is a certainty for the 2020 T20 World Cup and the recent leadership change in West Indies cricket made him rethink his retirement.
West Indies superstar all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who on Friday confirmed his international comeback from retirement, believes that he will see his Chennai Super Kings captain, MS Dhoni, at next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Dhoni’s future remains uncertain after he took an indefinite break from cricket following India’s ouster from the 2019 World Cup. Since then, speculations have been rife that the former India captain might suddenly take a call on his international future. But his long-time CSK teammate Bravo thinks Dhoni is a certainty at the world event Down Under.
“Dhoni has never retired. So I think he will be there at the World T20. MS has never let things outside cricket influence him and he has taught us the same and told us to never panic and trust our abilities,” Bravo told TOI on Friday.
Talking about his own comeback, Bravo said that he had retired due to ‘off-field politics’ and the recent leadership change made him rethink his decision.
“I feel good physically and I still have a lot to offer. I had retired because of off-field politics. But there is a change of leadership both on and off the field. So I felt that it is a good time to come back.
“This is a very talented, vibrant and young side. If the talent of these youngsters can be managed properly and seniors like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and I can return to the squad, we can be world-beaters again,” added Bravo.
Recently charismatic all-rounder Kieron Pollard was appointed the captain of West Indies in white-ball cricket and Bravo termed it the right call taken by the board.
“Pollard knows how to inspire players. What Pollard and Simmons have ensured is that they have given plenty of freedom to youngsters. There is room to make mistakes and learn from them. This freedom to express themselves is making the youngsters play a fearless brand of cricket and that is the way forward. We have decent pacers and exuberant batsmen too. What they need is game-time and guidance,” Bravo said.