DJ Bravo – Biography | Family, Career, Important Facts and More

DJ Bravo – Biography | Family, Career, Stats and More
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DJ Bravo is a West Indies Cricketer, and he is known as one of the best All-Rounders in the T20 format of the game. DJ Bravo is a former captain of the WI Cricket Team and also a previous Trinidadian Cricketer. Bravo was born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad, and Tobago, on 7th October 1983. He is a right-handed batsman as well as a right-handed medium-fast bowler. Moreover, he is known for his aggressive batting in the middle order and for the varieties of lengths, he could bowl at. During his Prime, he is named as one of the best Death Bowlers in T20 Cricket. Bravo performs as a singer as well. Read more about DJ Bravo’s life.

DJ Bravo – Biography

Full Name     Dwayne John Bravo
Date of Birth7th October 1983
Age38 years old (2021)
Height5 ft. 9 inches (1.75m)
ReligionChristianity
NationalityTrinidadian
RoleAll-rounder, Right-handed Batsman, Right-arm medium-fast Bowler
Family
Darren Bravo (Half-brother), John Bravo (Father), Joycelyn Bravo (Mother), Regina Ramjit (Spouse)
DJ Bravo Biography

Body Measurements

Chest Size40
Biceps Size14
Waist Size30
Skin ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Body measurements

DJ Bravo Family

Bravo’s father’s name is John Bravo and his mother’s name is Jocelyn Bravo. He has a step-brother Darren Bravo. Darren Bravo is also a cricketer. He plays domestic cricket with Trinidad and Tobago. He is a left-handed batter and his batting style is also compared to that of Brian Lara. Darren Bravo, along with Denesh Ramdin, set the record for the third-highest wicket partnership in ODI history. In the 1st match of the 2013/14 test series against New Zealand in Dunedin, Bravo smashed maiden second-century battle after almost 10 hours of batting to lead the West Indies side toward an unlikely draw.

DJ Bravo has two children, his son Dwayne Bravo Junior and his daughter Dwaynice Bravo. His wife Regina Ramjit is a model. She is also an entrepreneur and owns a boutique named 11th Street Boutique, which is very famous in Barbados. She is also part of the “Precious Teeth Foundation”, an NGO that helps underprivileged children. She won the 2013 Miss Barbados title and was a 2013 Miss World contestant. Moreover, she is an ambassador for the fashion clothing brand “Shoprylee”.

DJ Bravo wife Regina Ramjit
DJ Bravo’s wife Regina Ramjit

Dwayne Bravo also starred with friends in the 2016 family show “The Kapil Sharma Show”.

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DJ Bravo is on the set of “The Kapil Sharma Show”

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Career

Since 2004, DJ Bravo has played 40 Test Matches, 164 ODIs, and 91 T20Is for Team West Indies. He was a leading figure of the West Indies side that won the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy, 2012 ICC World T20, and 2016 ICC World T20.

Domestic Career

At 10 years old, Bravo was chosen in the Queen’s Park Cricket Club Under-15 side and began bowling at 17. As an opener; Bravo had a lean 2002 ICC U-19 World Cup. Bravo made 31 runs in two innings in his First-Class debut for Trinidad and Tobago against Barbados in Busta Cup in February 2002. In 2002, he visited with West Indies A side in England. His productive 2003 season, particularly a ton and 6 for 11 against the Windward Islands carried him nearer to the national team. Bravo locally addressed Trinidad and Tobago and played for Trinbago Knight Riders in Caribbean Premier League.

IPL Career

Bravo performed exceptionally for the Mumbai Indians in the initial three seasons where he played 30 matches and took 26 wickets. Bravo was selected by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2011 IPL. He proceeded to become one of the main countenances of the franchise alongside skippers MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina. His persona coordinated with the Franchise’s fan base. Also, he was one of the imperative pinions of Chennai’s victory. Moreover, he performed well in the 2013 IPL playing for Chennai Super Kings, taking 32 wickets at an average of 9.15 to win the Purple Cap and defeat Albie Morkel to become Chennai Super Kings’ leading wicket-taker. His overall helpfulness drove the CSK think tank to hold him ahead of the 2014 season.

During IPL 2014, he suffered from a shoulder injury in the first game against Kings XI Punjab and was in this manner governed out of the excess matches. Ahead of IPL 2016, the West Indian all-rounder was picked by the new side Gujarat Lions in the player draft. Come 2018 IPL Player Closeout, he was gotten by CSK at Rs. 6.40 crore utilizing the Right to Match card.

DJ Bravo
DJ Bravo

International Career

ODI Career

In April 2004, Bravo took two wickets in his ODI debut against England at Georgetown. In his third match, the West Indies ended the match with 12 quick runs in 6 balls. In May 2006, Bravo led the West Indies, defeating India with 61 unbeaten runs and 3 wickets in the 4th One Day Internationals, and kept the courage to take Yuvraj Singh at the decisive moment at the 2nd One Day International.

Bravo has participated in all West Indies matches of the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. He averaged 129 runs at 21.50 and took 13 wickets at 27.76, but his economy rate was 5.56, which was a disappointing World Cup tournament. He was excluded from the 2011 Cricket World Cup in India due to a knee injury when he slipped at the wicket while bowling to a South African batter in Delhi on 24th February. He took a break for four weeks and was unable to participate in the tournament. Against South Africa, he scored 69 runs in 7 overs, including 18 of his first over. Bravo withdrew from the India Tour due to a wage dispute with the West Indies Board of Directors after the 4th ODI in October 2014, which was his last ODI.

Test Career

He picked up three wickets scoring 44 and 10 in two overs in his international test debut against England at Lord’s. He scored 77 runs and picked up 6 wickets for 55 in the 4th Test in Manchester. Bravo recorded 213 runs in two tests against Australia, including 113 in Hobart and 6 for 86 in Adelaide in November 2005. -Until 2013, the Indian Islands conducted their final tests in December 2010 and finally withdrew from testing in January 2015.

T20Is career

Bravo demonstrated his versatility by making his T20I debut in Auckland in February 2006 with a two-wicket draw against  New Zealand and a 16-ball to 19-run record. He made 154 runs at 38.50 picking 10 wickets at 18.40 in the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup. Bravo’s four wickets and 66 scores off 36 deliveries won the match against India at Lord’s. He then competed in all West Indies games at the 2016 ICC World T20 in India, where the West Indies won. His high-quality dead-end bowling is considered one of the main reasons the West Indies won the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup. Bravo became the first bowler to win 400 T20 wickets at CPL 2020. At the beginning of 2020, Bravo got a sudden recall from the T20I side of the West Indies. This was the year of the World Cup and another T20 World Cup scheduled for 2021.

DJ Bravo Song

In 2016, Bravo launched his first single champion to commemorate the West Indies’ 2016 T20 World Cup victory. The single was a huge hit in India, surpassing the charts. The launch caused rumors that Bravo would play in Bollywood. He replied:

“Jashoda Madhavji from my team is working on it and given her expertise, a film may just happen. I have been getting offers, but I need to find something that brings out the actor in me, and fans can relate to Bravo, the actor, just as they have related to Bravo, the singer.”

DJ Bravo

Career Stats

Recent Matches

MatchesScoresBF4s6sSROVERSMORCWKTSECO
WI vs. AUS10120183.33403609.00
SL vs. WI230066.674042110.50
WI vs. BAN130033.33403619.00
WI vs. SA8510160.00402305.75
WI vs. ENG5510100.0000000
DJ Bravo – Recent Matches Stats

Batting Stats

Game TypeMINNRUNSBFNOAVGSR100s50sHS4s
ODIs164141296836062425.3682.30210112240
TESTs407122004527131.4248.59313113269
T20Is9174125510911722.01115.03046673
T20s5123956627522311423.58126.8802070427
LISTAs227198404603024.082131120
First-Class10018053020730.648301970
Batting Stats

Bowling Stats

Game TypeMINNOVERSRUNSWKTSAVGECOBEST5Ws10Ws
ODIs1641501085.1587419929.515.416/4310
TESTs40611077.434268639.833.176/8420
T20Is9177250.520367826.108.114/1900
T20s5124841644.11350355324.418.215/2320
LISTAs22701434.5749427127.655.226/4320
First-Class10001837.3591817733.433.22070
DJ Bravo Batting Stats

DJ Bravo – Throughout the Years

YearAgeAchievements
200219First-Class debut
200421ODI debut against England
200421Test Debut against England
200623T20I debut against New Zealand
200623Played Champions Trophy in India
200623Maiden ODI century
200724Selected for 50 over WC in the Caribbean
200825Signed by Mumbai Indians
201128Went to Chennai Super Kings
201330Won the Purple Cap
201532Ruled out of World Cup
201633Won the T20 World Cup
201633Went to Gujarat Lions
202037First bowler to take 400 T20 Wickets
DJ Bravo – Along the years

Records

  • Together with Jerome Taylor, he set the record for the highest 9 Wicket partnership (66 runs) in the T20Is.
  • He is one of three cricketers who scored 1000 runs and took 50 wickets in each match format.
  • Moreover, Bravo is the first cricketer to take 400 T20 wickets.

Dwayne Bravo’s Net Worth

DJ Bravo is one of the IPL leading players and PSL as well. He was purchased by Lahore Qalandars in 2016 PSL for $ 300,000. Bravo was featured in Lahore Qalandars in the 2017 PSL edition. Dwayne Bravo’s net worth is calculated from his tax returns, his business, his income from various cricket leagues, and his lifestyle. DJ Bravo’s net worth may not yet be accurate, but it is estimated from relevant sources. DJ Bravo’s monthly income is $ 100,000. Bravo’s annual revenue is $ 2 million. DJ Bravo’s net worth is $ 18 million.

DJ Bravo Retirement

On 31st January 2015, DJ Bravo declared his retirement from Test Cricket. In October 2018, he declared his retirement from International Cricket in all formats. But he came back in December 2019 to prepare for the 2020 T20 World Cup. In September 2021, Bravo was named in the West Indies Squad for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup.

On 6th November 2021, DJ Bravo retired from International Cricket and played his last T20 International Match against Team Australia in the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.

 Moreover, on 10th October 2021, playing with Chennai Super Kings, Bravo completed 550 wickets in his T20 career in the Qualifier 1 game of IPL against Dehli Capitals.

DJ Bravo
DJ Bravo

Controversies

DJ Bravo has been a part of multiple controversies. Some popular controversies have been mentioned here. Have a look!

DJ Bravo has several plots. He replaced Darren Sammy as captain in 2013 but was removed from the captain due to a problem paying for the cricket board. In October 2014, when the West Indies stopped the India tour prematurely, Bravo was fired not only from the captaincy but also from the team. In 2005, Bravo made 107 runs during a test match against South Africa in Antigua. But his performance was overshadowed after South Africa’s Graeme Smith accused him of making racist remarks about him. The case was later escalated, but no evidence was found after subsequent trials, so the accusation against Smith was withdrawn and Smith immediately demanded Bravo’s apology. However, Bravo, with the support of the West Indies Cricket Board, refused to do so and received a lot of criticism from the South African press while receiving support at home as a human rights activist.

Dwayne Bravo Social Accounts

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