West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo suggested that he will continue playing in the domestic leagues around the world if his body allows him to. Bravo retired from international cricket after playing his final game for the Windies in the T20 World Cup.
Although they lost the game to Australia, the match was played in great spirit and will be remembered for the plenty of entertaining moments. Speaking at the post-match press conference, Bravo stated:
“I will continue playing franchise cricket for a few more years as long as my body will allow me to. My aim was to retire a few years ago, but with a change of presidency and change of leadership comes a change of heart, and I wanted to give back to West Indies because I was still in a good place physically and enjoy my cricket.”
“I think this was the right moment for me to walk away from the game, and allow the next generation and young players with who I share a very good friendship with, to come through. They still see me around but more passing information around as policy and trying to give my experience back to the next group of players, and hopefully they can also have a 12 to 18-year career as well.“
“He didn’t even know he was good enough or qualified to play Test cricket” – Dwayne Bravo on Kieron Pollard
Speaking on his close friendship with teammate and skipper, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo mentioned that his talent was there for everyone to see right from the beginning of his career.
“In terms of friendship with Polly, as he said before, I’m his senior but when he come into cricket at a very young age, we all spotted his talent and his ability. I wish he could have played some Test cricket. He didn’t even know he was good enough or qualified to play.“
“But to see the way he went on and become a superstar in the game, and regardless of what people might say with him not playing Test cricket, he has his own legacy, and he’s a superstar of the game and we should be grateful, I am grateful to have him as a teammate and more so a friend,” Bravo added.
Bravo also hinted that he would be looking into coaching opportunities in the future if they ever come up.