West Indies cricket has always produced some great players but in the history of game, a lot of off-field problems have hampered their growth in the world of cricket. This was highlighted when the West Indian Cricket Board dropped two of the best players, not just for the West Indies, but in the world, in Pollard and Bravo.
Bravo spoke about his and Pollards exclusion from the World Cup squad. He said that they both had a laugh after the team was announced. Bravo explained that it was not a surprise that they were axed as the people in-charge of the team were mature enough to select a squad that will benefit the team. He added that he would have been surprised if he was selected.
Dwayne Bravo termed the whole incident as a big joke. He said that the reason they were given for the exclusion was that they wanted to give youngsters a chance and that the team had too many all- rounders. Trinidad star pointed out that he was the best player for the Caribbean team in the last 12 months and that all he could do after being dropped, was laugh.
Bravo was the skipper of the team for the tour to India, before the World Cup led a boycott by the players against the WICB over a contract dispute. Subsequently he was axed as the captain and was dropped from the World Cup squad.
Bravo went on to explain that the selection of the squad almost showed that the West Indies were prepared not to win the cup. He added that it was a shame to sideline senior players who were preparing for the event for more than 3 years.
Bravo, who was the highest wicket taker in the recently concluded IPL along with some team mates were invited into the test format but Bravo insisted that he had no intentions of making a return to Test Cricket as he already announced retirement from the longer version of game.