West Indies ace all-rounder Dwayne Bravo turned 33 on Friday. Bravo was born on 7 October 1983 at Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago.
Right from his young days, Bravo was hailed as cricketing prodigy and touted to become one of the star cricketers for the West Indies.
Dwayne Bravo is rated as one of the most valuable all-rounders in the shorter format of the game. The Caribbean all-rounder plays his cricket with a typical Caribbean style and swagger. The star all-rounder hones multiple skills both with both bat and ball.
He is a dependable middle order batsman who dazzles with his wristy and entertaining stroke-play. A master of deception with his crafty slower ball and toe crushing yorker, Bravo lends dept to the Windies pace attack by bringing subtle variations to his pace. A cricketer with immense athletic ability Bravo adds value to the Windies side with his brilliant fielding ability.
It comes as no surprise that Dwayne Bravo is the first cousin of West Indies batting maestro Brian Lara. Bravo and his talented brother Darren Bravo have been an integral part of the Windies squad. Bravo along with fellow team mate Keiron Pollard have become the most sought after all-rounders in the money spinning T-20 Leagues across the world.
Besides his cricketing skills, Bravo has become somewhat of a poster boy for the Maroon Brigade courtesy his off-field talents. He became a singing sensation with his chart-buster 'Champion Champion' which was timed perfectly with the Windies successful campaign at the 2016 ICC World T-20 tournament.
Bravo's song 'Everyone is Champion' became a sports anthem hymned by the global cricketing fraternity once the Windies won the 2016 ICC World T-20 tournament.
At 33 Bravo is not turning any younger, but with the sheer exuberance with which he plays his cricket, he surely has a couple of good years ahead of him to serve West Indies cricket.