West Indies’ captain Kieron Pollard has announced his retirement from international cricket.
He made the suprise announcement on Wednesday.
Altough he has retired from international cricket but will continue to play T20 leagues.
“Hi all, after careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from international cricket. It was a dream of mine to play for the West Indies since I was a 10-year-old boy and I am proud to represent the West Indies for over 15 years in the T20 and ODI format of the game,” Pollard announced on his official Instagram page. “As I move on and make room for those who will carry the game forward in West Indian colours, know that I will always be supporting in whatever way I can. It is with profound gratitude for living my dream that I now raise my bat in salute to all that is West Indies cricket.”
According to cricket.com, the highlight of the 34-year-old Pollard’s international career came in 2012 when he played a key role in West Indies winning the T20 World Cup.
“The big-hitting allrounder played 123 one-day internationals from 2007 and 101 T20 internationals from 2008,” the website wrote. “Cricket West Indies named Pollard captain of the one-day and T20 teams in 2019.”