The exact sentiments came through from CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who spoke to iplt20.com after the match. The West Indies dasher scored a run-a-ball 19 and chipped in with figures of 1 for 14 in three overs with the ball. He was optimistic of the team bouncing back in the tournament and spoke about the role of all-rounders in the Twenty20 format.
Not a good start to the tournament; playing at home and yet on a losing side. What are your thoughts on that?
Yeah, not a good start but it’s good to get our first game out of the way and get a feel of it. It’s a new season, new wicket so we’ve just got to concentrate. It’s a long tournament so no need to panic. Just happy to get the tournament started and get an opportunity to learn from our mistakes. Hopefully, we will see a big improvement in our next game.
If you look at the surface, it’s been defensive compared to last two seasons when our team used to do well at home. So we have to adapt to the playing conditions. Also, remember that it’s not really a home team; it’s a franchise team and a lot of players are not from Chennai and they have to get used to playing in Chennai. We will take time and we will adjust ourselves. As I said, it’s the early days in the tournament and good to lose upfront so that we learn from our mistakes and get the momentum later down the tournament. Our first aim is to get in the top four.
Being an all-rounder you have batted as well as bowled on this track. What do you make of this track? Is it very similar to one in the CLT20?
This one is bit two-paced. This is the first game, so it’s bit fresh and you don’t know what a good total here is. I guess, as the tournament progresses, it will become flatter and better for batting.
Who is a better finisher, you or Albie Morkel?