Dwayne Bravo has retired from international cricket but will continue to play franchise T20 cricket across the world.
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from international cricket, having made his debut for the national team in July 2004 against England in Lord’s. The 35-year-old last played and ODI for West Indies on 17 October 2014.
Bravo last played an ODI in October 2014 and has not made an appearance for the Windies in Test cricket since December 2010.
“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,” Bravo said in a media statement.
“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.”
“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.”
The enthusiasm and passion I felt then, I have kept with me throughout my career,” Bravo said in his statement announcing retirement.
His ability with the ball, athletic fielding and unorthodox batting made him a much-sought after player for T20 teams around the world.