Bravo aims for 100 Tests, available for all formats

By February 04, 2019

 

Darren Bravo one of the heroes for the Windies in their massive 10-wicket win over England in Antigua on Saturday, has declared that he is available for the Caribbean side in all formats of the game.

The 29-year-old Trinidadian said one of his career goals is to play 100 Tests and sees himself playing for the Windies for a few more years in order to achieve that goal.

Bravo proved to be the anchor for the home team as they crept towards a match-winning total of 306 while batting on the second day of the Test as the Windies built a first-innings lead of 117 runs.

He batted for 216 minutes and faced 342 balls for what was the slowest half-century by a West Indian batsman and the third slowest in history for his top-score 50.

It laid the foundation for what turned out to be an emphatic series-winning victory for the Windies.

“My goal was just to be there as long as possible for the team. I didn’t know how long I’d batted. But I felt it physically after the day’s play,” Bravo said explaining that the captain requested someone step up for the team and he chose to put his hand up.

“The captain asked for someone to take responsibility and bat for the team and I decided to do that. I’m one of the most experienced players. I thought if I was there so long, it would give our bowlers some time to rest and get as big a lead as possible,” Bravo said.

The sweet taste of victory over England to recapture the Wisden Trophy, still fresh, Bravo said he wants to keep playing for the Windies as long as he can.

“My goal as a kid was to play 100 Tests. And it was my goal when I made my debut. It’s still my goal,” he said.

“I don’t think anything can replace that, actually. I’m on 51 now, so I’ve a few more to go. Hopefully, I can play for another five years and achieve that. Test cricket is most definitely the best test of a player. This – playing for West Indies – is my main focus. I’m available for all three formats and I’m happy to be back.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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