• 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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  • We are disappointed to have lost our last game against Rajasthan but with nine matches left, we are hopeful of getting our IPL III campaign back on track, says Rohit Sharma.

    On the eve of his team's home game against Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers' Rohit Sharma spoke to Devendra Pandey about his form during the IPL III and his selection to the T20 World Cup squad.

     

    You should be feeling at home at DY Patil?

     

    Yes, one can say DY Patil is my home ground. I have played many matches here. We are disappointed to have lost our last game against Rajasthan but with nine matches left, we are hopeful of getting our IPL III campaign back on track.

     

    What are the things you have picked up from the likes of Andrew Symonds and Herschelle Gibbs?

     

    They are great team players and I have learnt a lot from them. Symonds is fearless and he can hit a six off any ball - including the first one he faces. One day he told me that a bad ball had its place in the stands and there is no point in wasting it.

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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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