West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo said he wanted to do ‘something special’ for MS Dhoni who is in the twilight of his international career and that he decided to compose a song as a tribute to the World Cup-winning India star.
Dwayne Bravo took to social media earlier this month to give fans a glimpse of his song, titled ‘No.7’. “MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni, No. 7. MS Dhoni, No. 7. All of Ranchi, shouting Dhoni. All of India, shouting Mahi. All of Chennai, shouting Thala. MS Dhoni is a world-beater,” Bravo had recited in a video shared by Chennai Super Kings.
Shedding more light on the song, Dwayne Bravo said he is yet to complete the composition but said he cam up with the idea to pay tribute to his CSK teammate, MS Dhoni.
Bravo said MS Dhoni has had a massive impact on his cricket career and pointed out how he helped shape the careers of star cricketers, including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
“The Mahi song… I haven’t completed the entire track as yet. I still want to work on the music and some other lyrics I want to put in there. I was thinking…there is not anyone who has done a song as a tribute to one particular athlete. I was coming up with ideas,” Dwayne Bravo told Harsha Bhogle during ‘Cricbuzz in Conversation with Dwayne Bravo’ chat show.
“I want to do something for him. He is coming to the end of his career. He had a great career. He had a great impact on my personal career and also so many other cricketers.
“You listen to interviews from other cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Hardik (Pandya) and even Virat (Kohli), they all praise him where their careers are concerned. He gave so many cricketers opportunities. He also won titles for the country.
“I wanted to do something special for him. I named the song No. 7. It’s his number. It’s a special number for him.”
Dwayne Bravo, who joined Chennai Super Kings in 2011, said MS Dhoni’s trust in him helped him evolve as a player at a crucial juncture of his career. Bravo has been an integral part of CSK over the years as he has made a massive impact to the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise with his contributions with both the bat and the ball.
“I’ve asked myself many times, why someone like MS has so much faith in me. My own board and selectors don’t have the same faith. But Mahi respects my talent and the way I play the game. That means a lot to me because this is arguably the greatest captain in the world and he has so much faith,” Bravo said.