Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from international cricket.
The West Indies all-rounder will continue to play T20 cricket for franchises around the world.
‘Today I want to confirm to the cricket world that I have officially retired from international cricket in all formats of the game. After 14 years when I made my debut for the West Indies, I still remember that moment I received the maroon cap before walking on to 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.
‘However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricketer, I must do as others before have done, leave the international arena for the next generation of players.’
His retirement squashes any rumours of a possible comeback, especially with World Cup 2019 on the horizon.
‘I thank the countless persons who were instrumental to my success, particularly my family and QPCC where I developed my skills at an early age. I thank the many loyal fans who continue to support my journey and who recognise my efforts on and off the field. I am extremely fortunate to have a career that has taken me across the globe into the most prestigious dressing rooms, sharing experiences with all the recent legends of this glorious game.
‘I will continue my professional career as a cricketer and entertainer living as a true champion,’ added the 35-year-old, who last played an international match in 2016 and played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is in total.
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