St. John’s (His). West Indies all-rounder Sunil Narine has retired from international cricket on Sunday.
The West Indies all-rounder, who had an illustrious eight-year career representing the West Indies, last played a T20I for the West Indies in August 2019. ,
“I am delighted that it has been over four years since I last played for the West Indies, but today I am announcing my retirement from international cricket,” Narine wrote on Instagram.
He said, “Publicly, I am a person of few words, but privately, there are some people who have given me unwavering support throughout my career and helped realize my dream of representing the West Indies and I would like to thank you for your support. I express my deep gratitude to you.”
Before making his debut in December 2011, Narine came into limelight with his performances for Trinidad and Tobago in the now-defunct Champions League T20I. He represented the West Indies in 122 international matches, which included six Tests, 65 ODIs and 51 T20Is. He took 165 wickets in his career.
Narine helped West Indies win their first ICC T20 World Cup in 2012 and also played in the 2014 edition.
Since 2012, Narine has been a regular part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, taking 163 wickets in 162 matches and scoring 1,046 runs with four fifties. He also played in several T20 leagues around the world, such as the International League T20 (Abu Dhabi), Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League and Los Angeles in Major League Cricket. He was also in the Hundred Men’s competition with the Oval Invincibles and has also featured in the Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League and Bangladesh Premier League.
In 2014, Narine was reported for a suspicious action after which he withdrew from the 2015 ODI World Cup.
He also thanked his father for his support.
He wrote, “My father is there with me every time I go on the field and I am grateful for his support and love that kept me going at a time when I questioned whether pursuing my dreams was really possible.” it is worth.”
“I love representing the country of my birth, Trinidad and Tobago, and adding another title by winning the Super50 Cup would be the best farewell I can do,” he concluded.
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