West Indies All Round Dwayne Bravo Announces Retirement

West Indies All Round Dwayne Bravo Announces Retirement

West Indies All Round Dwayne Bravo Announces Retirement 

New Delhi: The West Indies's all-rounder Dwayne Bravo bid adieu to his 14-year international career by announcing his retirement from all formats of the game. The 35-year-old Windies player will continue to play T20 franchise cricket around the world. 

In 2004, DJ Bravo made his debut for the Windies. He has played 40 Tests, 164 one-day internationals (ODI) and 66 Twenty20 internationals (T20I).  The sensational all rounder last played for his country more than two years ago, a T20I match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

Bravo stated, "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 onto the Lords 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."

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"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," Bravo said. "I thank the many loyal fans who continue to support my journey and who recognize 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."

DJ Bravo was captain of the West Indies's team that made a dramatic return to home mid-way during the series in India in protest against their board and that was the last time Bravo played an ODI for the Windies.

The Windies' allrounder has  2,200 runs and 86 wickets in Tests; 2,968 ODI runs and 199 wickets; and 1,142 runs and 52 wickets in T20I cricket.

After his feud with the cricket board of West Indies, the all-rounder over the years became a mainstay for most teams in domestic franchise T20 tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The DJ Bravo's  athletic fielding and unorthodox batting made has made him a famous player.

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