T20 World Cup 2021: Dwayne Bravo confirms retirement from international cricket post Windies exit
Windies has been knocked out of the race for semis on the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. Following the same, Dwyane Bravo has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Defending champion Windies came up with an unstable performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. In the four matches in the Super 12 stage, it has won just a game, besides losing three. It suffered a loss against former champion Sri Lanka in its previous game, which ended its race for the semi-finals.
Bravo had already announced his first retirement in 2015 before making a comeback in 2019. However, the stint did not turn out to be fruitful. Overall, he played around 300 international matches across formats, scoring more than 4,400 international runs and claiming over 350 wickets across formats. However, he would continue to feature in domestic cricket, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he currently represents Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Speaking on his retirement to International Cricket Council (ICC), Bravo said that the time had come for him to walk away. In contrast, he had a fruitful career, besides representing the Windies for 18 years. Although there were ups and down, he is satisfied with his career and for the Caribbean people. He was also proud to have won three ICC tournaments, producing some great players who helped the side win trophies during his era.
"For me now, I want to try and pass on whatever experience and information I have with the younger players. I think in the white-ball formats, West Indies cricket have a bright future, and it's important for us to keep supporting the guys and keep encouraging them. It wasn't the World Cup we expected. It wasn't the World Cup we wanted as players. We shouldn't feel sorry for ourselves. It was a tough competition, we should keep our heads high," he added.