West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo created history when he became both the first Trinidad and Tobago national and first ever cricketer to be nominated in any category in the prestigious ESPY Awards in the USA.
In the “Best Play” category that also features 2015 NBA MVP Stephen Curry and Ballon D’Or winner Lionel Messi. Bravo was nominated for his stunning one hand catch for the Chennai Super Kings against the Rajasthan Royals during the final of the recently completed Indian Premier League.
This is the first time that any cricketer from any country in the world has been nominated for the American Award, often referred to as the “Oscars of Sports.”
“Beat Play” features stiff competition, with 16 nominees split into eight brackets or match ups.
Bravo needs to get more votes than a “Hail Mary” play from the Bahamas Bowl before he moves into the next round.
On his nomination Bravo said: “I admit I am still shocked on many levels. Firstly I am shocked and happy that cricket is being recognized by the American market on their biggest and most prestigious night in sport.”
The voting period is now open and fans are encouraged to visit the ESPYs website to cast their vote for Bravo. The ESPYs take place on July 15 in Los Angeles.