Dwayne Bravo and T20 records go hand in hand. The Trinidadian has a knack for creating records with the ball in his hand and is once again at it, as now he becomes the first bowler in the history of T20 cricket to pick up 550 wickets. He achieved this feat in the Qualifier 1 match of IPL 2021, which was played between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.
CSK was able to contain DC in the middle overs after they got on to a flying start courtesy of a quick fifty by Prithvi Shaw. Bravo was thrown the ball by his captain in the death overs, as usual. And the all-rounder picked up one of the most prized wickets by dismissing Shimron Hetmyer, who was starting to look dangerous alongside his captain Rishabh Pant. The DC captain however was indeed on song as he played a blistering knock of 51 to take his side over the score of 170.
Dwayne Bravo is also the first bowler to take 300, 400, and 500 wickets in T20 cricket format. Coming into the match he was chasing the record of Lasith Malinga, who is the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. Dwayne is currently in the third position.
Bravo holds the record for most wickets (32) in a single season of IPL. He achieved this feat in 2013 and became the purple cap holder for his side. His record currently is chased by Harshal Patel of RCB, who has already picked up 30 wickets in 14 matches and RCB will play KKR in the Eliminator match on Monday.