Veteran West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo on Thursday confirmed his retirement from international cricket after the completion of ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Bravo, who made his debut for West Indies in 2004, has played 294 international matches across all formats scoring 6413 runs and has also picked 363 wickets.
I’ve had a very good career: Dwayne Bravo
Bravo said recalled his illustrious career and also mentioned the two T20 World Cup titles they won in 2012 and 2016 under the leadership of Daren Sammy.
“I think the time has come. I’ve had a very good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it I’m very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long,” Bravo said after the match in a video uploaded on T20 World Cup’s official website.
“To win three ICC trophies, two with my captain [Daren Sammy] on the left here. One thing I am proud about is that the era of cricketers we had we were able to make a name for ourselves on the global stage and not only do that but have silverware to show for it,” he added.
West Indies out of T20 World Cup 2021
Bravo had announced his retirement from international cricket back in 2018, but a year later, the all-rounder made himself available only for T20 Internationals with the intention to play the T20 World Cup.
Bravo, who is West Indies leading wicket-taker in T20Is, could play his last international game against Australia on Saturday.
West Indies, who were termed the favourites to win the T20 World Cup 2021 edition, have bowed out of the tournament after their 20-run defeat to Sri Lanka on Thursday in Abu Dhabi.
Nothing went right for Kieron Pollard and his men as they started their title defence campaign on a disastrous note as they were bowled out for 55 and lost to South Africa in the next game.
A solitary win against Bangladesh gave them the hope to continue in the tournament, but that hope also vanished with the loss against the Lankans.