As West Indies got set to play the 4th T20I against Pakistan on Tuesday, captain Kieron Pollard revealed ahead of the encounter that it would be the last match on Caribbean soil for one of the legends of the national side - Dwayne Bravo. Having already retired from the other two formats of the game, the 37-year-old was featuring in his final international match at home.
Although it was a disappointing farewell for Bravo with the match being washed out after only 3 overs were bowled, skipper Kieron Pollard did shed light during post-match interview on the illustrious international career that the veteran has had.
"His (Dwayne Bravo) dream was always to play cricket for West Indies, started his career in 2004, and he said about wanting to finish his career in the Caribbean. He has been fantastic for budding all-rounders and words cant describe the kind of impact he has had," said Pollard.
Bravo pens down heartfelt post for Ian Bishop
Apart from Pollard, former West Indies' cricketer Ian Bishop was also full of praise for Bravo. The 53-year-old hailed the all-rounder as one of the great T20 cricketers and urged everyone to celebrate his amazing career on the day when he was playing his last match on home soil. Bravo has finally replied to Bishop's tweet through a heartfelt note, which was posted on his Instagram account on Wednesday.
The all-rounder thanked everyone for their support through his 17-year long journey playing for the national side. Bravo also shared some unseen pictures with Ian Bishop and stated, "@irbishi being praised by one of my childhood heroes 🦸♀️ means a lot ✊🏿 btw check out my very first pic with Bish lol 😂."
Bravo also cleared all the speculations around his availability for 2021 T20 World Cup as he confirmed in his caption that he will be there at the mega event set to be played in October-November. The 37-year-old has played 86 T20Is for the West Indies, including 39 at home. Having taken 76 wickets and scored 1229 runs, Bravo also has won two T20 World Cups with the national side.