Sports Desk (October 25, 2018): West Indies all rounder Dwayne Bravo on Thursday announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.
The 35-year-old, who last represented the Windies in September 2016, played a grand total of 270 internationals (40 Tests, 164 ODIs, 66 T20Is) between 2004 and 2016 and played a starring role in each of their two World T20 triumphs in 2012 and 2016.He released a statement to the media and said that he will always remember the moment when he received his maiden cap 14 years ago and that he will continue to feel the same passion for the sport he felt throughout his career.
Bravo made his maiden appearance for West Indies in April, 2004 in the Georgetown ODI against England, claiming the wickets of Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss. Three months later, he was handed a Test debut at Lord’s in West Indies’ tour of England.He played crucial roles for the West Indies in their World T20 triumphs in 2012 and 2016.
Bravo ends with 2200 runs at an average of 31.42 in Tests, with three centuries, to go with 86 wickets at 39.83. In ODIs, he made 2968 runs at 25.36, with a strike-rate of 82.30, while taking 199 wickets at 29.51 with an economy rate of 5.41.
He was also a part of West Indies team, who played T20 matches in Karachi, earlier this year.