Dwayne Bravo, the former West Indies captain and all-rounder, said on Thursday that he will be retiring from international cricket following the conclusion of the West Indies’ T20 World Cup campaign.
The West Indies have lost three of their first four matches in the International Cricket Council Twenty20 World Cup, and as a result, they are no longer eligible to advance to the semi-finals.
Keiron Pollard, the captain of the Caribbean team, has stated that he has no plans to retire from cricket following the team’s loss to Sri Lanka the previous day.
“I believe the moment has arrived,” Bravo replied when asked about his impending retirement.
“I’ve had a very successful professional life. It has been an ups and downs experience to represent the West Indies for 18 years, but looking back, I am really glad to have had the opportunity to represent the region and the people of the Caribbean for such a long period of time.
“To win three International Cricket Council trophies, two of which were with my captain [Daren Sammy], who is seen on the left. What makes me particularly pleased is that the generation of cricketers we had was able to establish a reputation for themselves on the international scene and not only do so, but also win medals as a result “He went on to say more.
With the West Indies defending their T20 World Cup title, Bravo made a surprise return from retirement in 2019. He has represented his country in all seven World Cups of the shorter format of the game and has played in a total of 90 Twenty20 Internationals.
He was instrumental in the West Indies winning the ICC Twenty20 World Cup on two occasions, first in 2012 and then again in 2016. Bravo talked about the team he had been a part of during the course of the year, as well as the trophies they had collected.
“To win three International Cricket Council trophies, two of which were with my captain [Daren Sammy], who is seen on the left. What makes me particularly pleased is that the generation of cricketers we had was able to establish a reputation for themselves on the international scene and not only do so, but also win medals as a result “he explained.
His goal now is to pass on whatever knowledge and expertise he has gained over the years to the younger players, he said. “I believe that West Indies cricket has a promising future in the white-ball formats, and it is critical that we continue to support and encourage the players.
“It wasn’t the World Cup we had hoped for, and it wasn’t the World Cup we wanted to be at as individuals. We shouldn’t be too down on ourselves; it was a tough competition, and we should keep our heads up and keep moving forward.”