Windies’ all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has decided to retire from all forms of international cricket. However, he will continue playing domestic cricket as well as the different T20 leagues around the world. He is currently taking part in the Super50 Cup Trinidad and Tobago, the domestic 50-over tournament in the Carribean.
Dwayne Bravo played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is for Windies. He has 6310 runs to his name and 337 wickets in the international career. He was a well-renowned all-rounder in world cricket. But he got recognition mostly from the shortest format of the game.
The right-hander last played for Windies a couple of years ago when he represented the team in a T20I against Pakistan. His last ODI came against India way back in 2014. In the last few years, he has been featuring in various T20 leagues around the world like IPL, BBL and CPL.
Extremely fortunate to have such a career, reckons Dwayne Bravo
In his retirement note, he said that he kept the passion of his debut game throughout his international career. He now leaves the game for the next gen of the players. He thanked various people who supported him in his career and all the fans.
“Today I want to confirm to the cricket world that I have officially retired from international cricket in all formats of the game. After 14 years when I made my debut for the West Indies, I still remember that moment I received the maroon cap before walking onto the Lords Cricket Ground against England in July 2004. The enthusiasm and passion I felt then, I have kept with me throughout my career,” said Dwayne Bravo.
“However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricketer, I must do as others before have done, leave the international arena for the next generation of players,” he added
“I thank the countless persons who were instrumental to my success, particularly my family and QPCC where I developed my skills at an early age. I thank the many loyal fans who continue to support my journey and who recognize my efforts on and off the field. I am extremely fortunate to have a career that has taken me across the globe into the most prestigious dressing rooms sharing experiences with all the recent legends of this glorious game. I will continue my professional career as a cricketer and entertainer living as a true champion,” said Bravo