IPL 2017: The Gujarat Lions’ star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is one of the most entertaining cricketers to watch in world cricket. Bravo hasn’t played any match for Gujarat Lions so far this season but he is one of the top performers in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL).
Bravo is a very intelligent T20 bowler who can bowl at any stage of the innings. Talking about bowling, Bravo was all praise for Gujarat’s your fast bowler Basil Thampi, while speaking to India Today. Dwayne spoke at length about Thampi and said that he will soon get his international call. The Carribean all-rounder added that he is following Thampi very closely and tries to give him as much confidence as he can. Bravo also emphasised on Thampi’s ability to bowl consistently around 140 km/h.
This is what Bravo said about Basil Thampi:
“Basil Thampi is a very, very talented youngster. I would say he will get the opportunity to play for Team India in a year or so. He has the talent, obviously, but he also has a lot of heart, pace and the skill. He’s always willing to learn,” Dwayne Bravo said in an interview with India Today.
“He’s willing to learn. He asks the right questions. I think India cricket is in right direction when you have someone like him. Bowling 140-plus, like Indian speedsters Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Thampi has the skill and is really good. I really wish him all the best from the bottom of my heart,” Bravo added.
“I follow him very closely, I try to give him a lot of confidence and experience, explain to him, break down the game to him. He’s still in a learning phase. He has the raw natural talent and ability. It’s a matter of playing more games, give him more experience and exposure,” Bravo concluded.