An important chapter in the history of international cricket has come to an end when the legendary player of the Calcutta Knights Riders (KKR) in it Indian Premier League (IPL) has officially announced his retirement.
A brilliant international career
One of its most enigmatic bowlers in cricket history. Sunil Narine decided to bid farewell to international cricket on Sunday. The West Indies legend, known for his unorthodox spins and mysterious deliveries, has had an illustrious career spanning all formats of the game.
Narine’s international career has been spectacular. She represented the West Indies in 6 Test matches, 65 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 51 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Her significant contributions to the team were instrumental in West Indies’ victory in the T20 World Cup in 2012.
His last appearance for the West Indies senior team was in 2019, in T20I cricket. He had previously played his last Test in 2013 and his last ODI in 2016. During his international career, he managed to claim a total of 165 wickets, which underlines his remarkable prowess with the ball.
The farewell announcement
In a heartfelt announcement made on Instagram, Narine expressed her gratitude and shared her retirement plans. She mentioned that she would also be stepping away from the national over-50 competition at the conclusion of the current Super 50 Cup, where she currently represents Trinidad and Tobago.
“I appreciate that it has been over 4 years since I last played for the West Indies, but today I announce my retirement from international cricket. I would like to acknowledge and thank Cricket West Indies, the coaching staff, the passionate West Indies fans and of course my teammates who allowed me to play at the highest level, in all formats and with some memorable successes ”. Narine wrote on Instagram.
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Future plans in franchise cricket
Narine leaves an impressive legacy in West Indies cricket. He claimed 92 wickets in 65 ODI matches and 48 wickets in 51 T20 internationals. In Test cricket, he played six matches and took 21 wickets, his best figures being 6/91.
While his international tour may have come to an end, Narine assured fans that he would continue to be an active participant in franchise-based T20 leagues around the world. He stated, “Needless to say, other than this, it’s going to be business as usual for me in the franchise world for the foreseeable future.”
A fitting farewell
Narine also expressed his love for representing Trinidad and Tobago, his native country, and expressed his desire to end his national 50-over career on a high note by winning the ongoing Super50 Cup.
“I also take this opportunity to withdraw from the national 50 on cricket. I love representing Trinidad and Tobago, my home country, and adding another title by winning this current Super50 Cup will be the perfect farewell.” he added.
“Needless to say, other than this, it’s going to be business as usual for me in the franchise world for the foreseeable future.” he added.