All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has confirmed his retirement from international cricket after his team dropped out of the tournament after losing to Sri Lanka on Thursday. Bravo has played every T20 World Cup since 2007 and has helped his team win the title in 2012 and 2016 and has played 90 T20I.
Bravo came out of retirement from international cricket in December 2019 to help his team win the T20I world title. His team has had a terrible tournament so far as they only managed to win one game (against Bangladesh) and lose three (South Africa, England and Sri Lanka). On Thursday November 4 in Abu Dhabi, the two-time champions were tasked with beating Sri Lanka to keep their semi-final hopes alive. Batting first, the team led by Dasun Shanaka posted an impressive 189/3 total, thanks to Pathum Nissanka (51), Charith Asalanka (68) and Shanaka (25 *).
In response, the West Indies could only rack up 169/8 as most of the hitters failed to cross the double-digit mark, except for Nicholas Pooran (46) and Shimron Hetmyer (81 *). After the match, Bravo said it was time to say goodbye to his international career.
“I think the time has come. I have had a very good career. Representing the West Indies for 18 years, I had some ups and downs, but when I look back, I am very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbeans for so long.” said Bravo.
“To win three ICC trophies, two with my captain [Daren Sammy] here on the left. One thing I’m proud of is that in the era of cricketers that we had, we were able to make a name for ourselves on the world stage and not only do that, but we also have the money to prove it. “
The 38-year-old added that he will pass on the experience and information he has with young people.
“For me, now I want to try to pass on whatever experience and information I have with the younger players. I think that in the white ball formats, West Indies cricket has a bright future and it is important for us to continue to support the boys and girls. keep encouraging them, ”said the 38-year-old.
“It was not the World Cup we expected, it was not the World Cup we wanted as players. We should not feel sorry for ourselves, it was a tough competition, we should hold our heads high.”
The former West Indies captain will play his last international match against Australia on Saturday 6 November in Abu Dhabi.
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