'I was dropped when I was fit!' - Bravo rules out Windies return

The 34-year-old has not played for West Indies since the T20 series against Pakistan in September last year.

Dwayne Bravo playing for Trinbago Knight Riders during the 2017 Caribbean Premier League.   -  Getty Images

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has ruled out the possibility of playing for the national side again, saying that his future solely lies in various T20 leagues organised around the world.

The 34-year-old has not been a regular for the national team of late owing to contractual disputes with the WICB.

His last appearance for the Windies came during the T20 series against Pakistan in September last year.

Bravo is currently representing Maratha Arabians in the ongoing inaugural T-10 cricket league in Dubai. Speaking to the reporters there, the 2012 and 2016 World T20 winner said he doesn't see himself playing for the Caribbean side again.

“I am looking at these tournaments as a chance to continue playing cricket. As long as I can play cricket, I am happy. As far as internationals are concerned, I have been dropped from the West Indies team,”

“I was dropped while I was fit. I don’t think now, at 34, it would make any sense coming back. I just need to see what is left for me, for my fans to see Dwayne Bravo playing cricket. That is my priority,” he added.

Bravo, who has 2968 runs and 199 wickets from 164 ODIs, has not featured in an ODI game for the WIndies since 2014.

Earlier this year, Bravo was forced to miss the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after failing to recover from the hamstring injury he suffered while playing in the Big Bash League. He made his return to cricket with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) competitions.

 

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