In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Wednesday. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) easily defeated Delhi Capitals (DC). Thanks to MS Dhoni’s late cameo and Matheesha Pathirana’s bowling masterclass.
“They have Bumrah; MI had Malinga”. KKR had. Irfan Pathan personally chooses Dwayne Bravo’s successor at CSK.
As the Yellow Brigade destroyed David Warner’s team by 27 runs in game no. 1. Skipper Dhoni gave CSK a late flourish while pacer Pathirana produced with the ball. 55 of the IPL 2023 took place at Chepauk Stadium.
Dwayne Bravo Can Be Effectively Replaced by Matheesha Pathirana
Dwayne Bravo’s replacement at CSK for the IPL 2023 has been chosen by former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan.
Irfan Pathan, a former Indian all-rounder, has backed the young pacer to be the next Dwayne Bravo at the CSK camp. Just days after cricketing legend MS Dhoni endorsed clingy Pathirana as an up-and-coming bowling asset for Sri Lanka.
Pathan also made a sarcastic remark about the Chepauk venue. Claiming that it is the only IPL stadium where fans continue to applaud even. When the home team loses multiple batters in quick succession.
“Only at Chepauk do fans applaud when a host team wicket is taken, making it a unique cricket venue worldwide. The reason is that MSD comes out to bat. The audience enthusiastically welcomes their favourite Thala and demands sixes from him”, according to Pathan, speaking to Star Sports.
After that, the former India pacer praised Pathirana, CSK’s expert in death overs. Pathan even praised the Sri Lankan pacer during his discussion of the Super Kings’ rising star, calling him Bravo’s “perfect replacement”.
”Every team seeks a bowler they can depend on in the final few overs. They have Bumrah while MI had Malinga. When they won the championship, KKR had Sunil Narine for two IPL seasons. With Pathirana, CSK has replaced Bravo. He’s a great replacement and has real speed”, the speaker continued.
In order to replace New Zealand pacer Adam Milne at the IPL 2022, Pathirana joined CSK. In 2020 and 2022, the Sri Lankan pacer was a member of the U19 World Cup teams. The young pacer was signed by four-time champions CSK for INR 20 lakh.