Veteran West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has revealed that he will retire from international cricket after the ongoing T20 World Cup in United Arab Emirates (UAE). As a result, Bravo will play his last match for Windies against Australia on Saturday.
Notably, Bravo was part of both the T20 World Cup-winning squads for West Indies in 2012 and 2016.
Speaking on the ICC post-match Live show, the 38-year-old said, "I think the time has come. I've had a very good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it I'm very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long."
"To win three ICC trophies, two with my captain (Daren Sammy) on the left here. One thing I am proud about is that in the era of cricketers we had we were able to make a name for ourselves on the global stage and not only do that but have silverware to show for it," Bravo added.
Bravo has so far played a total of 90 T20Is for West Indies, scoring 1245 runs and picking up 78 wickets.
Holders West Indies eliminated after defeat against Sri Lanka
Defending champions West Indies were knocked out of the T20 World Cup by already-eliminated Sri Lanka after their defeat in Abu Dhabi. Shimron Hetmyer's fighting fifty went in vain as Windies fell 20 run short in their penultimate group match. Chasing 190, West Indies got off to a terrible start as they lost two wickets in first two overs. In their four group games, West Indies only beat Bangladesh and lost to England, South Africa and Sri Lanka.