Champion Bids Farewell ! Dwayne Bravo Retires From International Cricket
He will continue still play franchise cricket
WestIndies allrounder Dwayne Bravo has drawn the curtains on his International career. However, he will still play franchise cricket.
The 35-year-old made his debut in 2004. He has played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is. He made his last international appearance was more than two years ago, in a T20I against Pakistan in September 2016.
“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 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.”
– Bravo said in a statement
In the 40 Test matches, Bravo has 2200 runs at an average 31.43 of including 3 centuries. He has also taken 86 wickets at an average of 39.84 including 2 fifers.
The Trinidad born has played 164 ODI games,scoring 2968 runs at an average of 25.37, claiming 199 wickets at an average of 29.52.
The allrounder have played 66 T2OIs scoring 1142 runs at an average of 24.3 and a strike rate of 116.53. He has picked 52 wickets at an average of 20.04
“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,” he 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.”
– Bravo said.