Dwayne Bravo is one of the best all-rounders in international cricket. He is also an entertaining cricketer, who has always entertained the audience in his performance, in his champion dance. He was regarded as one of the best death bowlers in T20 Cricket.
Bravo made his international debut on a One Day International Series against England on 18 April 2004.
Since 2004, Dwayne Bravo has played 40 Test matches, 164 One Day Internationals, and 91 Twenty20 Internationals for the West Indies. He was a key member of the West Indies team that won the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy, the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, and the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
For domestic cricket, Dwayne Bravo has played for his native Trinidad and Tobago since 2002 along with Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, the Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League, the Melbourne Stars, and Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, the Chittagong Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League, and Kent and Essex in English county cricket.
Dwayne Bravo’s Retirement
Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket on 6 November 2021 on an ongoing match against Australia in Twenty20 World Cup. But he will continue to play franchise cricket, as he said.
Dwayne Bravo quotes & lines on his retirement
Thanksgiving to God
“Thanks, almighty God for the talent he blessed me with and also to represent the West Indies for 18 years. For me, cricket has always been my childhood dream and I wanted to represent the region, follow in the footsteps of my childhood hero Brian.”
About his retirement
“It’s good I was able to have a successful career. I am happy to leave the game at this period, I have no regrets. Having said that, my last time, I want to make sure I want to finish off on a high. I want to do it for my team.”
“I think the time has come. 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.”
“I think this was the right moment for me to walk away from the game, and allow the next generation and young players with who I share a very good friendship, to come through. They still see me around but more passing information around as policy and trying to give my experience back to the next group of players, and hopefully they can also have a 12-to-18-year career as well.”
“To win three ICC trophies, two with my captain [Daren Sammy] on the left here. 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 and not only do that but have the silverware to show for it.”
He will continue to play franchise cricket
“I will continue playing franchise cricket for a few more years as long as my body will allow me to. My aim was to retire a few years ago, but with a change of presidency (at CWI) and change of leadership comes a change of heart, and I wanted to give back to West Indies because I was still in a good place physically and enjoy my cricket.”
About Kieron Pollard
“I had a brief chat with Pollard and said I would like to come back and play in the shortest format, which is my specialty, And they gave me the opportunity to play again, and I’m very grateful for that.”
“I’m very happy to have someone like that I can call as a friend, not just a teammate, but a friend.”
“He’s one of the main reasons why I also came out every time to give my best chance to see if we could push for another World Cup title, but it wasn’t to be. But I’m still very happy with the way how he led West Indies cricket in the last two years.”
“West Indies needed strong leadership, and he’s a strong leader. We know this [World Cup] wasn’t meant to be, but I know as an individual, he will bounce back strong with his character, and I’m very happy that I was able to be a part of this journey with him.”
His future in cricket
“At some point, if I decide to walk away from the game finally, I would love to get back in the coaching department, so I already started to put things in place for when it’s that time. Definitely, you will see me around.”
Thankfulness for cricket
“Cricket has given me everything. Cricket has given me the life I always wanted for myself and my family. So I think it’s only fair that I love to give back to the game that has given me so much. Again, I keep encouraging myself because of the talent I see coming through in West Indies, and whatever team I play for around the world, so definitely you will see me involved.”
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