West Indian spin bowler Sunil Narine announced his retirement from international cricket. Narine took to Instagram as he shared this development and talked about how he is eternally grateful to have such a great career on the international stage. The off-spinner also announced the end of his domestic List-A career.
Narine made his international debut at Ahmedabad on December 05, 2011, against India in ODI cricket before playing his T20I against Australia at Gros Islet on March 27, 2012. He also made his Test debut in 2012 against England at Birmingham. In the white-ball cricket, Sunil Narine has picked up 144 wickets [92 (ODI) and 52 (T20I)] and 21 with the red ball.
Talking about his retirement, Sunil Narine talked about how he was able to live his dream of representing the West Indies and playing international cricket. He then went on to thank all those who supported him through his journey.
Narine's post said, "I appreciate it has been over 4 years since I last played for West Indies but today I am announcing my retirement from International cricket. Publicly I am a man of few words, but privately there are a few people who have given me unwavering support throughout my career and helped me realise my dream of representing West Indies and to you, I express my deepest gratitude."
"Especially my family, and in particular my Father. He is ever present with me when I take to the field and I am indebted to his support and love which carried me through the times I questioned whether the pursuit of my dreams was really worth it. Thank you, Dad, I hope I keep making you proud."
"I would like to acknowledge and thank Cricket West Indies, the coaching staff, passionate West Indies fans and of course my teammates who enabled me to play at the highest level, in all formats and with some memorable successes."
"I am also taking this opportunity to bow out of domestic 50-over cricket. I love representing Trinidad & Tobago, the country of my birth, and to add another title by winning this current Super50 Cup will be the perfect send-off. Needless to say, outside of this it will continue to be business as usual for me in the franchise world for the foreseeable future."