West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced that the fourth and final T20I between West Indies and Pakistan was going to be his last game on Caribbean soil. The 37-year-old had already retired from the other two formats but will continue to ply his trade for franchises across different leagues.
Prior to the start of the match, Bravo had revealed the decision to his teammates in a team huddle. Cricket West Indies also revealed the same on its official Twitter handle. The decision is final this time, and he won’t be making a comeback akin to the way he had done back in December 2019.
“I just want to take this opportunity to wish one of our stalwarts in Windies cricket. In all three formats, he has played though he retired from the other two a long time ago. But Bravo is playing his final game in Maroon on the Caribbean soil today. We are looking forward to that,” Kieron Pollard had stated ahead of the fourth T20I.
This is what the Skipper had to say at the start of the match 🌴⬇️
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 3, 2021
This brings the curtains down on one of the greatest all-rounders of T20I cricket. Playing for the West Indies in 86 T20I games, Bravo is the current leading wicket-taker for his country, having scalped 76 at an average of 24.99. With the bat in hand, he aggregated 1229 runs with as many as four fifties to go with it.
Rain played spoilsport to Dwayne Bravo’s farewell match
Unfortunately for Dwayne Bravo, it wasn’t a fairytale finish to cap off his efforts for West Indies on home soil. As has already happened in two other games, rain intervened during the fourth T20I between West Indies and Pakistan and forced the officials to call off the match.
Having won the only completed match in the tour so far, Pakistan claimed the 4-match T20I series by 1-0. Skipper Babar Azam revealed that they wanted to try a few plans ahead of this year’s T20 World Cup but couldn’t due to the persistent rain. Nevertheless, the two teams will now move on to the longest format at the Sabina Park in Jamaica.