West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo created history on Wednesday as he became first bowler to pick 500 wickets in the shortest format of the game.
Bravo achieved this defeat after dismissing Rakheem Cornwall of St.Lucia Zouks in a CPL 2020 match. With this wicket Bravo also became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in the CPL. Bravo’s brilliance in the T20 format can be gauged from the fact that no other bowler has even crossed the 400 wicket mark. Sri Lanka’s T20I captain Lasith Malinga is on the way to achieve 400 wickets mark after grabbing 390 wickets. Bravo is also the fastest to reach 300, 400 and now 500-wicket mark. In terms of appearances he grabs second spot on the list topped by Carribean Kieron Pollard.
Bravo who plays for CSK in the IPL has been their most powerful bowler over the years by grabbing 118 wickets so far. Bravo has won three titles each with CSK in the IPL & Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL.
CSK also took to its Official twitter handle to congratulate its star player on his historic achievement. Comparing his achievement to the “giant leap for mankind” CSK highlighted that no other bowler has even touched the 400-mark.
“A small step for Champion, a giant leap for mankind. #WhistlePodu for the only player to get to 500 T20 wickets. The fact that no one else has even made it to 400 makes it TRULY BRAVO!,” CSK tweeted.
Bravo who has missed the IPL last year will be working hard to make up for the IPL this year & help CSK hail victory. The opening match of the IPL 2020 will begin in September 19 with CSK playing against Mumbai Indians in the high voltage clash.