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For Dwayne ‘DJ’ Bravo, success on stage & field is all about a nice change of pace

“Just last week, me and MS [Dhoni] were talking about that ball,” Dwayne Bravo says with a laugh. The man with one of the greatest dipping slower balls in cricket history was talking about the brute of a bouncer he had bowled to Kevin Pietersen. In his flipbook of foxiest slower deliveries that have dipped and alarmed batsmen, a page would sparkle with that brute. Watch it on YouTube, please. By the time Pietersen is aware of what’s happening, the ball crashes into his helmet, knocks it off his head, and it topples on to the stumps. A dazed Pietersen bends over the stumps almost, but Bravo is off, sprinting to nowhere in particular. What particular memory was he sharing with Dhoni, though? “How KP didn’t speak a word to me after that for the rest of the series. Not a word!” Bravo tells ...