'MS showed me how to play on these wickets'

'MS showed me how to play on these wickets'

Chasing Cobras’ 145 for seven, CSK rode on Bravo’s 25-ball 46-run unbeaten innings to register its first win in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20. Together with captain Dhoni, Bravo added 43 runs off 39 balls for the sixth wicket to set the platform for the onslaught in the final overs.

“You must give credit to MS (Dhoni) because he really showed how to go about in this wicket, placing the ball in the gaps and running a lot of singles and twos. It was unfortunate he got out but by that time we knew we had a realistic chance of winning the match,” Bravo said after CSK’s six-wicket win over Cobras on Wednesday night.

Soon after Dhoni got out, Bravo unleashed an attack on pacer Dale Steyn, fetching 17 runs of the penultimate over with a six and a couple boundaries. And Bravo was of the view that Cobras would have been better off with a spinner rather than a fast bower in the final overs.

“Taking the pace off the ball is a good idea, but when you have the world’s best bowler in your team, you expect him to take wickets. Today, unfortunately, it didn’t come off well for Steyn, and as a batsman I capitalised,” he said.

Admitting that the pitch was tough, he said teams will be better accustomed to it as the tournament progresses. “It’s a good wicket as it tests your abilities. If you get your eyes in and play proper shots, you will be able to get runs. The pitch is relaid and we are only getting used to it, but as the tournament progresses teams will get accustomed to it,” Bravo insisted.

The West Indian also player backed CSK to chase down anything in the vicinity of 150.