West Indies stalwart announces retirement from all forms of international cricket
In a recent development, it has now been known that a West Indies star has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. The 35-year-old announced the news on social media that he would be retiring at the end of the ongoing Super 50 Cup in which he is representing Trinidad and Tobago.
The Windies cricketer participated in 6 Test matches, 65 ODIs, and 51 T20Is. He notably contributed to the West Indies' triumph in the 2012 T20 World Cup. His last appearance for the senior national team in T20I cricket was in 2019, with his final Test match taking place in 2013 and his last ODI in 2016.
Sunil Narine's international cricket record for the West Indies stands out. He secured 92 wickets in 65 ODI matches and 48 T20I wickets. Additionally, he competed in six Test matches, achieving 21 wickets with his best performance being 6-91.
Sunil Narine's career was not without its share of controversy
The statistics highlight Narine's significant influence on the West Indies team and his pivotal role in their achievements over the years.
Nevertheless, Narine's career was not without its share of controversy. His bowling action came under scrutiny on multiple occasions. It is worth noting that he was absent from West Indies' victorious campaign in the 2016 T20 World Cup and the 2015 World Cup as he was focused on refining his bowling action, a process that began after it was first reported during the Champions League T20 in 2014.
"I appreciate it has been over 4 years since I last played for West Indies but today I am announcing my retirement from International cricket," the veteran Kolkata Knight Riders spinner said in an Instagram post.
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