Star West Indian all-rounder and T20 cricket stalwart – Dwayne Bravo will retire from international cricket after the ongoing T20 World Cup in UAE as “time has come” to leave the stage after a career he can be proud of.
The 38-year-old Bravo came out of retirement in 2019 and has been a key member of the West Indies team defending its title in the ongoing T20 World Cup. But now West Indies are out of contention for the Semis race after losing yesterday to Sri Lanka. This year West Indies showed a flop show mainly in the batting department with so many big names in the squad such as Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo itself. Earlier in the year, during their home series against Pakistan, skipper Kieron Pollard had said that Bravo was playing his last T20I game on the Caribbean soil.
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Bravo, who has appeared at all seven T20 World Cups and helped West Indies lift the trophy in 2012 and 2016, has 90 T20I caps for his country, scoring 1245 runs and picking up 78 wickets. He has more than 500 appearances in the T20 format overall. After making his international debut in 2004, Bravo also played in 40 Tests, scoring 2200 runs at an average of 31.42 and taking 86 wickets. He also has 2968 runs and 199 wickets to his name from 164 ODIs.
There are hardly any players in the modern era who have been celebrated in the way that Dwayne bravo has been. He was made for white-ball cricket due to his versatile skills. Bravo could bowl as a conventional seam bowler also.
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Bravo also talked about this ongoing World Cup. He admitted that this World Cup was forgettable for West Indies. And it was also not the World Cup that neither West Indian players or fans wanted. He also believed that the future of West Indies cricket is very bright.
Now we all will miss the Champion. And this is also necessary to pave the way for young players. He will be one of the best cricketer of West Indies.