'Still have lots of passion' - Bravo confident he still has plenty to give to Windies cricket

By Sports Desk July 02, 2021

West Indies veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo insists he still has a lot of love left for the game of cricket and a lot to give to the team heading into the T20 World Cup.

On Thursday, in the fourth T20 international against South Africa, Bravo showed he had plenty of pep left in his step with a handy 4 for 19 at an economy rate of 4.75.  The figure represented the first four-wicket haul for the bowler since 2015 and was crucial in the team pulling level in the series.  Bravo, however, did not represent the West Indies for a four-year period.

His re-selection, along with the likes of other senior players Chris Gayle and fast bowler Fidel Edwards, has been an issue for some fans who are convinced the team should focus on younger talent.  The player is confident, however, that he still has more to give and is as passionate about the game at 37-years-old, as he ever was.

“The most important thing is the love for the game remains the same as when I was a kid.  I still have a lot of passion, I still have a lot to offer,” Bravo said, following the game.

“I enjoy working with the younger players now and I see myself more as a player that tries to mentor the group.  I try to improve their thinking, they all have the skills, it’s just to get the smarts a little sharper,” he added.

“I’m enjoying the game and I’m happy to be back representing the West Indies again after a long break.  The joy and the passion are still there, we know what the end goal is but right now it’s a process.”

 

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