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Dwayne Bravo, not the ideal farewell

Dwayne Bravo would have wished for a better 2021 T20 World Cup but his team put up a sorry display in the super 12 stage.

As it turned out, West Indies could only manage one victory from their five matches and crashed out of the competition after their last defeat against Australia by a huge margin of 8 wickets.

Time to move on


Dwayne Bravo, who had come out of retirement to play at the T20 World Cup, wasn’t able to do anything special in the tournament, but as always, he had the respect of his teammates.

“I think the time has come,” Bravo said. “I’ve had a very good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it I’m very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long. One thing I am proud about is that in the era of cricketers we had, we were able to make a name for ourselves on the global stage.”

“For me now I want to try and pass on whatever experience and information I have with the younger players. I think in the white-ball formats West Indies cricket has a bright future and it’s important for us to keep supporting the guys and keep encouraging them. It wasn’t the World Cup we expected, it wasn’t the World Cup we wanted as players. We shouldn’t feel sorry for ourselves, it was a tough competition, we should keep our heads high.”

 

Not just a T20 player

Dwayne Bravo is known mainly for his exploits in T20 cricket but he has 40 test matches and 164 one-day internationals under his belt as well.

In fact, he averaged over 30 with the bat from 40 test matches making 2200 runs including three centuries and 13 half centuries apart from picking up 86 wickets with as many as six 4 wicket hauls and two 5 wicket hauls.

He picked up 199 wickets in ODIs as well apart from scoring almost 3000 runs but it was in T20 cricket that he really made an impression.

Active in domestic leagues


In his last T20I match, Dwayne Bravo could manage only 10 runs from 12 balls including one six and gave away 36 runs from 4 overs at an economy rate of 9.00 but did not pick up any wicket.

Despite his retirement from international cricket, Bravo will continue to compete for various franchises in T20 leagues around the world.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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