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Few can match Bravo's showmanship
Chris Gayle
May 06, 2013
First Published: 01:02 IST(6/5/2013)
Last Updated: 01:04 IST(6/5/2013)

It sure felt good to beat Pune and break the jinx that was accompanying us on our road trips. The result has launched us to second in the table but there's no time to dwell on that with three more away games to come starting with the Kings XI Punjab today.

They will surely prove a tough nut to crack as it's a game Punjab need to win to keep their playoff chances alive. From our point of view, we know another win would virtually seal our qualification.

As I primarily serve my team as a batsman, whenever the opportunity to roll my arm over comes along, I enjoy it. This season, the skipper has called on me to bowl on just a couple of occasions, and I'd like to believe he would have been happy with the returns. I'm not sure whether the results would encourage him to make greater use of my bowling ability, but what I am sure about is, whenever called upon, I'll be ready.

Colourful lot
The celebratory moves of a few of the West Indian cricketers have added colour to the cricket. I'm more than delighted to be a part of the distinguished group where the other notable members are Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo. With so many individual awards up for grabs, were they to have one for the best entertainer, I would give it to Bravo. He's never one to disappoint when it comes to putting on a show for the fans. Me, I'm unpredictable, it's more a spur of the moment thing.

On a more sober note, I'd like to congratulate Dwayne on succeeding Darren as the West Indies ODI captain. I'm sure the selectors did what they felt might serve the side better at this moment in time. Darren always enjoyed great support from his teammates and it will surely be no different for Dwayne. The Champions Trophy is a big event and I wish Dwayne all the best with the hope he can lead us to glory in his first tournament as skipper.  

PMG

The writer is a RCB opener


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