Bravo retires from international cricket

By Sports Desk October 24, 2018
Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.

Former Windies captain Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.

Though insisting that he has lost none of the passion for playing the game at the international level, the 35-year-old, who is still considered one of the world’s top T20 all-rounders, claims he will now focus his attention on prolonging his career in T20 club cricket.

“After 14 years when I made my debut for the WI, I still remember that moment I received the Maroon cap before walking onto the Lord’s cricket ground against England in July 2004.  The enthusiasm and passion I felt then, I have kept with me throughout my career,” Bravo said via a press release.

“However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricket.  I must do as others before have done, leave the international arena for the next generation of players,” he added.

In 40 Test matches, Bravo has scored 2200 runs and claimed 86 wickets.  In the 50 over format, he scored 2968 runs and 199 wickets, while in T20 internationals he has scored 1142 runs and 52 wickets.  The player last represented the team against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in 2016.

 

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