DJ Bravo was signed by Peshawar Zalmi last season but as it happened he couldn’t join the squad. Their management was not pleased as one would expect. Perhaps, that is why he wasn’t retained this year. So, when Quetta Gladiators signed him up, eye brows were raised. Is he related interested in coming over? Is he fit enough? What is his motivation levels like?
And then we heard that Dwayne Smith has been signed to cover for Bravo. Doubts were present already, this made it even more problematic. Sunil Narine’s injury made it a more pressing issue. After 4 wins, Quetta had a dip. Will Bravo show up?
And finally he did, around half way into the tournament. He was greeted with a pitch tailor made of his type of bowling. His unique set of slower balls which are almost impossible to line up. Mixed in with the odd full paced ball, Bravo made maximum use of a slow, gripping wicket, ending up with 3 for 19.
Along with fellow T20 veteran Sohail Tanvir, Bravo limited Multan to a modest score. He got a hit with the bat too, just at the end. But it was with the ball, he show cased why he is a sort after player even years after he had played for the West Indies.