• Dwayne Bravo reveals his bond with Mumbai Indians, Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar and his passion for singing.

    Apart from being a vital cog in the Mumbai Indians' set-up since the IPL's inception, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has played Twenty20 cricket across the globe. In an exclusive interview with the Hindustan Times, the Caribbean player reveals his bond with MI, Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar and his passion for singing.

     

    How would you differentiate between the Stanford T20, the IPL, the Big Bash and the Champions League?

     

    They all are different in their own way, but the IPL, to me, is a lot harder. It's the hardest in terms of demand, it has the toughest opponents, it has so many quality international cricketers and we are surrounded by a lot of talented Indian cricketers. So, for me, it is the toughest among all these T20 tournaments. And, it's a tournament you really enjoy and you want to be a part of it. There is not much pressure to perform and the crowd coming to support is

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  • India: Andrew Symonds' life is no less than a soap opera. The maverick cricketer opened up on his international career, life after retirement and the IPL. Excerpts from an exclusive interview.

    India: Andrew Symonds' life is no less than a soap opera. The maverick cricketer opened up on his international career, life after retirement and the IPL. Excerpts from an exclusive interview.

     

    Do you see some friendly faces or the same aggression in the Indian crowd now?

     

    When I came to India before, the crowd used to go at me pretty hard. I think it's quite flattering if the opposition crowd sees you as a threat. So, I sort of used it to my advantage. It made me hungry to win. Now, playing for an Indian team, I believe the people here have sort of reinvented and tag me as a different person as I am playing in one of their teams. So, it's interesting to see how I am being received differently.

     

    How do you look back at that 'bad boy' tag?

     

    What people do when they don't know you is assume and

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  • If there are investors that can add strategic value, then we will always welcome them into the family.

    Sean Morris, CEO, Rajasthan Royals

    Is IPL realising its full revenue potential?

    The full potential of IPL has not been realised yet. Its business model is robust and is still growing if we go by the current valuations. However, we are happy to have been profitable for the past two years.

     

    What are your advertising and marketing plans?

     

    Rajasthan Royals has planned a blitzkrieg of marketing programmes to connect with our fans in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and the rest of India. We have recently launched a slew of marketing initiatives with our partners UltraTech, Moov and others. We would be working closely with all our partners to launch below-the-line activities as a build-up to IPL 3. Shilpa Shetty has also been an integral part of all our campaigns so far and will continue to be so.

     

    Now that IPL is back in India we wanted our fans to have a royal experience - thus we have introduced

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