SKN PULSE, Saturday, 31st January 2015 – Troubling times ahead for the West Indies Cricket Board as one of the games most thrilling entertainers and Trinidadian Cricket Star retires from Test cricket. Would this be the trend that other West Indian Cricketers follow?
Bravo during his test career brought energy, positivity and a great sense of fighting spirit that was reminiscent of players from yester-year. Dwayne played his last Test match against Sri Lanka in December 2010 and on Saturday decided to call it time on his Test career through a statement, reported by CMC. Would this have an adverse effect on ticket sales in the future?
“Over the years, with the greatest enthusiasm, I have done my best with the deep awareness that I am ultimately representing the people of the game,” Bravo said in the statement.
“I recognise that this is a difficult time for all of us. Our people of the region have seen and enjoyed great cricketing days but we will not return to glory until we agree to go forward with our love for the game and the respect of the administrators, players and the public.”
Bravo’s announcement comes weeks after he was dropped from West Indies’ World Cup Squad with out any explanation by the West Indies Cricket Board.
The vibrant 31-year-old scored 2200 runs and picked up 86 wickets in 40 Tests encounters. He remarked that he had tasted both success and defeats during his career but had also accumulated joyous moments. ”
I have experienced the exhilarating joy of victory and the devastating pain of defeat. The joyous memories will remind me of what we are capable of achieving. I want to be part of that mission,” Bravo said. However, he will continue to play both the ODIs and T20s.
“I thank the cricketing fraternity for their support and look forward to serving you with determination and the pride of being a West Indian”, Bravo added in the statement.
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