West Indies cricketing legend Dwayne Bravo officially retires from international cricket.
On October 24th last, the 35 year old all rounder announced his decision to quit the game after almost a decade and a half in the international arena. Bravo’s last appearance in national colors was two years back when he took the field in a T20 match that marked the 270th of his career.
Making his debut at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground against England in July 2004, Bravo has been one among the world’s top all rounders and the dynamic cricketer has been instrumental in each of the Windies’ T20 World Cup triumphs in 2012 and 2016.
In 40 Test matches, Bravo claimed 86 wickets at an average of 39.83 and has to his credit three centuries. While he sizzled further in the abridged formats of the game: With 2968 runs and 199 wickets in 164 One Day Internationals and 1142 runs and 52 wickets in 66 T20 internationals, Dwayne clearly was the best when it came to one day cricketing affairs.
However, Bravo chose to break away from the national team to pursue a career in premier cricketing leagues. He was integral to the title claims by his franchisee Chennai Super Kings and will continue to be available for IPL duties even after retirement.