Dwayne Bravo to retire from international cricket post T20 World Cup

Bravo said, “I think the time has come. I’ve had a good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it, I’m very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long.”

The West Indies star allrounder Dwayne Bravo has finally decided to drop the curtain on his international career, post the ongoing T20 World Cup. This came after the Super 12 match between West Indies and Sri Lanka, in which both the teams were fighting to stay relevant in the tournament. It has just not been their year, it felt like the mighty West Indies team, with the likes of Gayle, Pollard, Russel and so many other star performers couldn’t take up the center stage. After a thrashing defeat in their first game against England, the Caribbean team couldn’t find their feet in the tournament. The story of the match against Sri Lanka was not too different either, as chasing 189 runs, they fell 20 runs short of the target.

It was later in the post-match Facebook Live Show, Bravo told ICC that he will be hanging up his boots from international cricket after this T20 World Cup. According to ANI, he was recorded saying, “I think the time has come. I’ve had a good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it, I’m very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long.” He further showed gratitude for the fact that he was able to win 3 ICC trophies in this era of cricket.

Bravo has been a fabulous T20 cricketer, albeit not on the international stage, where he has picked up just 78 wickets in 90 matches. His franchise career is spotless though. He is the fastest and only bowler to take 550+ T20 wickets.

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