West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from international cricket, having made his debut for the national team in July 2004 against England in Lord’s.
The 35-year-old last played and ODI for West Indies on 17 October 2014. His las appearance in any format for the national team came in September 2016 but hasn’t featured ever since due to dispute of payment with the board.
“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 Lord’s Cricket Ground against England in July 2004. The enthusiasm and passion I felt then, I have kept with me throughout my career,” Bravo said in his statement announcing retirement.
“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.”
Bravo played crucial roles for West Indies in their triumphs at the two ICC World T20s in 2012 and 2016. Having played a total of 270 international games for the team over the course of these 18 years, including 40 test matches, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is.
In terms of his performance, Bravo bagged a total of 2,968 runs in ODIs at an average of 25.36 while also claiming 199 wickets with his best being that of 6/43. In T20Is Bravo has a total of 1142