One of the key reasons for Chennai Super Kings' feisty performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday was the sharp bowling by West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.
After an pitiful first leg, Bravo was on song in Sharjah on Friday, guiding his side to a six-wicket win with 11 balls remaining.
CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni strategised his bowling keeping in mind the dew factor, Bravo, became the second cricketer to play 500 T20 matches with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 final.
Dhoni said his variations did the trick for CSK against the Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Bravo took 2 wickets and gave 24 runs, taking the important wicket of a well-set Kohli on 53 and then the dangerous Glenn Maxwell to curb on RCB.
Bravo was given the title of man of the match for his effort fir which he said that he was only trying to be as competitive in all possible ways.
He added as it was a great opportunity for him to put his team in a firmer position on the points table.
Bravo said, "I just strive to be competitive. IPL is the toughest competition in the world. Some days it works for me, some days it doesn't."
Dwayne John Bravo had to exit IPL 2020 in the middle after hurting his genitals in the match against Delhi Capitals.
Bravo said on Friday that he had to used all the bowling variations in his repertoire to get the better of the RCB batters.
Bravo added "Variations, yorkers, slower balls...just stuck to my basics. Today I bowled around the wicket and wide yorkers, leg stump yorkers. "
Bravo said its all about his fitness qnd had managed to take only three wickets and score 20-odd runs in four matches during the first leg of IPL 2021 in India.