‘Ye darr hume acha laga’ – Fans react as Dwayne Bravo reveals which team he doesn’t want to face in IPL 2023 final

CSK qualified for their 10th final in IPL history following their 15-run win over GT in Qualifier 1

Dwayne Bravo, CSK, IPL 2023
Dwayne Bravo, CSK, IPL 2023 (Source: Twitter)

Following a convincing victory against the defending champion Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday in Chennai, Chennai Super Kings advanced through to the IPL 2023 final. To put down a marker before the big final, CSK defeated Gujarat, who were the league’s standout team and table-toppers.

In Qualifier 2 on Friday in Ahmedabad, Gujarat Titans will play the Mumbai Indians. Like CSK, Mumbai Indians overcame injury issues to make the playoffs after a sluggish start. The goal for Rohit Sharma‘s team would be to take advantage of the chance to meet CSK again in the final game.

‘No, I am scared of Mumbai’ – Dwayne Bravo

And CSK’s bowling coach Dwayne Bravo made fun of the rivalry between CSK and MI by joking that he personally wouldn’t want the Super Kings to play the Mumbai Indians in the season finale. “No, I am scared of Mumbai (laughs). We don’t see it like that. All three other teams are dangerous teams. They are quality teams.” After CSK defeated Gujarat by a score of 15 runs in Qualifier 1, Bravo told Star Sports.

“Yeah, I mean, honestly, my personal feeling, I don’t want Mumbai. My friend Pollard knows that. But, jokes aside, all the best to the other teams. We are looking forward to whoever we are going to face. I think we have got it,” he added.

Bravo raced onto the pitch after the final Gujarat wicket was taken to start the celebrations for CSK’s victory over GT. Bravo continued the party even after CSK arrived at the team hotel because he was seen dancing joyfully in the lift.

If Mumbai Indians advance to the final, Bravo will face off against his close friend and batting coach Kieron Pollard. The ironic remark made by Bravo highlights MI’s IPL domination over CSK over the years. The two clubs have faced off in the final four times, with Mumbai coming out on top three times, in 2013, 2015, and 2019, and CSK taking the crown in their first-ever final encounter in 2010.

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