Dwayne Bravo retires from international cricket

The 35-year-old Windies all-rounder will only be available in T20 leagues across the world.

Dwayne Bravo made his Test debut against England at the Lord's Cricket Ground in 2004.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Windies international Dwayne Bravo has announced retirement from international cricket. The all-rounder will only appear in T20 leagues across the world.

The 35-year-old played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is in a career spanning 14 years. He last appeared for the Windies two years ago.

“Today I want to confirm to the cricket world that I have officially retired from international cricket in all formats of the game. After 14 years when I made my debut for the West Indies, I still remember that moment I received the maroon cap before walking onto the Lord's Cricket Ground against England in July 2004. The enthusiasm and passion I felt then, I have kept with me throughout my career," he said in a retirement note.

Bravo in numbers

 

Tests 40

Runs 2,200

100s 3

50s 13

 

ODIs 164

Runs 2,968

100s 2

50s 10

 

T20Is 66

Runs 1,142

100s 0

50s 4

 

 

“However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricketer, I must do as others before have done, leave the international arena for the next generation of players,” the note added.

Bravo has also been a consistent performer in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings.