Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from international cricket after the conclusion of the current T20 World Cup. The West Indies all-rounder had previously announced his retirement in 2018, only to change his mind in 2019. Bravo was supposed to be playing his final T20I game in the Caribbean earlier this year during their home series against Pakistan. On an ICC broadcast, Bravo has officially revealed this decision.

“I believe the time has arrived. I’ve had a successful career. Representing the West Indies for 18 years has its ups and downs, but looking back, I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the region and the people of the Caribbean for so long. To win three ICC trophies, two of which I shared with my captain (Daren Sammy). One thing I’m pleased of is that the generation of cricketers we had was able to build a name for themselves on the international scene and not only that, but also win medals “Bravo, it was remarked.

Bravo was a member of the West Indies’ T20 World Cup-winning squads in 2012 and 2016. On Saturday, November 6, he will play against Australia in his final match. He’s appeared in 90 T20Is for the West Indies, hitting 1245 runs and taking 78 wickets.

West Indies’ dreams of qualifying for the semifinal round were dashed with their loss against Sri Lanka. However, Bravo stated that the West Indies need not be concerned. “Right now, I’d like to attempt to pass on whatever knowledge and expertise I have to the younger guys. I believe West Indies cricket has a bright future in white ball formats, and it is critical that we continue to support and encourage the players.”

The all-rounder stated that he and his generation of Caribbean cricketers are proud of the legacy they are leaving behind. “We are the ones who leave a legacy. Some may believe that this is a format that is despised by many, but the reality is that this is an ICC competition sanctioned by ICC cricket, so we should be proud of what we have accomplished.”