West Indian skipper Kieron Pollard bid goodbye to an all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, in a heartfelt message that Windies Cricket shared on its Twitter page. Bravo decided to retire from international cricket, and today’s match against Australia will be his final game.
The Windies have endured a horrible T20 World Cup, losing three out of four games so far that has put them out of contention for a spot in the semifinals. Bravo had already announced that it would be the last tournament, and the Super 12 match against the Aussies will be his last.
“Self-proclaimed Sir, Champion Bravo, what you have done for us in West Indian cricket is phenomenal. We as cricketers, me being younger to you, and a whole lot of all-rounders, [you] started a trend for us some 17-18 years ago when you made your debut.”
“And you’ve always been a joy, an enjoyable character, and more importantly, you’ve been a good friend. Your service to West Indian cricket has been immense, and we appreciate each and every time you stepped out onto the field and represented our people, yourself and us,” Pollard said in the video.
Watch Kieron Pollard’s goodbye message to Dwayne Bravo here:
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) November 6, 2021
Pollard further wished him well in his future endeavours and thanked him for all the things he had taught him and the budding cricketers.
“This is another opportunity to enter another chapter in your life. I’m sure you are happy and content, and I hope you enjoy your last day in West Indian colours. As you bid farewell, end of an era for the Champion. Go well, and I’ll see you in the circuit,” Pollard added.
West Indies is taking on Australia in their last group 1 game, and the result is of paramount importance to the Aussies, who need a win to stay in contention for a semifinal spot.