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Who is Carlos Brathwaite?

When Yuvraj Singh clobbered six sixes off Englishman Suart Broad in a World T20 match back in 2007, few would have thought that someone else would come very close to emulating that feat. That too in another World T20 match.

But Barbadian Carlos Brathwaite did it, hitting four sixes in a row off a visibly upset Ben Stokes in a live-wire T20 World Cup final match between West Indies and England at the Eden Gardens on Sunday night. Brathwaite's innings, held up superbly by Marlon Samuels in the other end, earned West Indies the trophy.

He also took three wickets, proving to be one of the most economical bowlers this match. He conceded 23 runs in just 4 overs.

All-rounder Brathwaite made his first-class debut in 2011, taking 26 wickets in eight matches. This led to him being picked in the West Indies T20 squad against Bangladesh in the same year. The tour consisted of one Twenty20 match, two Test matches and three One Day Internationals.

The right-hand batsmen made his ODI debut in the same series. The 2016 T20 World Cup was his debut world cup.

India can look forward to seeing Brathwaite in action again this coming IPL season. He was picked by the Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs. 4.2 crore, with a base price of Rs. 30 lakh.

The West Indian all-rounder has played only two Tests, scored 130 runs with 69 being his highest. His average in Tests is 43.33. In his two Tests, he has taken only 1 wicket.

Brathwaite has played 7 ODIs, has scored 71 runs with 18 being his highest. He has taken three wickets.

Brathwaite has played in 8 T20Is, scored 59 runs with 34 not out being his highest. He has taken 5 wickets. Interestingly out of 59 runs, he has scored 7 sixes and a four.

With the heroics at the World T20 championships finals at Kolkata against England, one expects Brathwaite to go great heights and bring glory for the West Indian team which has dominated the world scene from 1970s and 1980s.


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