Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has credited skipper MS Dhoni for his match-winning unbeaten knock of 46, saying the CSK skipper "showed him the way how to play" in the slow Chepauk wicket here.
Together with captain Dhoni, Bravo added 43 runs off 39 balls for the sixth wicket to set the platform for the onslaught in the final overs.
"You must give credit to MS (Dhoni) because he really showed the way as how to go about in this wicket, placing the ball in the gaps, and running a lot of singles and twos. It was unfortunate he got out but by that time we knew we had a realistic chance of winning the match," Bravo said after CSK's six-wicket win over Cobras last night.
Soon after Dhoni got out, Bravo unleashed himself on pacer Dale Steyn, fetching 17 runs of the penultimate over with a six and a couple boundaries.
And Bravo was of the view that Cobras would have been better off with a spinner rather than a fast bower in the final overs.
"Taking the pace off the ball is a good idea, but when you have the world's best bowler in your team, you expect him to take wickets. Today, unfortunately, the balls didn't come off well for Steyn, and as a batsman I capitalised," he said.
Admitting that the pitch was tough, he said teams will be better accustomed to it as the tournament progresses.
"It's a good wicket as it tests your abilities. If you get your eyes in and play proper shots, you will be able to get runs. The pitch is relaid and we are only getting used to it, but as the tournament progresses teams will get accustomed to it," Bravo insisted.