West Indian wicket-keeper batter Denesh Ramdin announced his retirement from international cricket after a 14-year-career with the national team. He made his debut back in 2005 against India.
Ramdin holds the record for the highest score (169) by a wicket-keeper for West Indies in ODIs. He also has the second highest score (166) in Tests for a wicket-keeper from his country.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce my retirement from international cricket. The past 14 years have been a dream come true. I fulfilled my childhood dreams by playing cricket for Trinidad and Tobago and the West Indies.”
“My career afforded me the opportunity to see the world, make friends from different cultures and still be able to appreciate where I came from. Even though I am announcing my retirement from international cricket, I am not retiring from professional cricket,” Ramdin said in a statement.
“I will still be playing franchise cricket around the world” – Denesh Ramdin
Ramdin confirmed international retirement but he said he will be continuing participating in franchise cricket around the world. He last played for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.
“I will still be playing franchise cricket around the world. I take this opportunity to thank everyone who made an impact on my 14-year career, particularly my family, my beautiful wife Janelle, and our kids for all the sacrifices you had to make for me to be away for long periods of time during my international career,” he also mentioned.