One of the finest Caribbean all-rounders Dwayne Bravo has retired from test cricket. He announced his retirement today. Bravo wasn’t included in West Indies world cup squad and now he has quit from Test matches. He has been out from WI test squad since past 4-5 years. Bravo played last test match in 2010.
Dwayne Bravo said, “Today I am announcing my retirement from Test cricket. I have already informed the WICB of this decision and also indicated my desire to continue to represent the West Indies in the shorter formats of the game.”
Bravo has represented West Indies in 40 test matches in which he scored 2200 runs at an average of 31.42. He hit three hundreds and 13 fifties in short test career. His best test score was 113. Dwayne Bravo played last test against Sri Lanka in 2010. He also took 86 wickets in tests for West Indies.
On highlighting his career Bravo said, “Over the years, with the greatest enthusiasm, I have done my best with the deep awareness that I am ultimately representing the people of the game.”
“I recognise that this is a difficult time for all of us. Our people of the region have seen and enjoyed great cricketing days but we will not return to glory until we agree to go forward with our love for the game and the respect of the administrators, players and the public.”
“I have experienced the exhilarating joy of victory and the devastating pain of defeat. The joyous memories will remind me of what we are capable of achieving. I want to be part of that mission.”
Bravo thanked his friends, family, team mates and everyone who supported him. He said, “I thank the cricketing fraternity for their support and look forward to serving you with determination and the pride of being a West Indian.”