Top cricketer announced retirement from International cricket
West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has officially retired from international cricket, marking the end of his international career after four years of inactivity on the field.
The 35-year-old bowler, whose last appearance in a T20I match was in 2019, leaves the sport with an impressive track record as the fourth highest wicket-taker for the West Indies in T20Is, amassing 52 wickets in 51 matches. Additionally, he contributed 92 wickets in ODIs and 21 wickets in six Test matches during his international career.
Sunil Narine's retirement from international cricket was accompanied by his decision to exit domestic 50-over cricket as well. In a heartfelt message shared on social media, he expressed his gratitude to his "fans, peers, and loved ones" for their unwavering support throughout his career.
He acknowledged the passage of over four years since his last appearance for the West Indies and took this moment to announce his retirement publicly.
In his Instagram post, Narine, known for his reserved nature, conveyed his deep appreciation to those who had played a pivotal role in his journey to represent the West Indies. He reflected on the support he received from a select group of individuals who helped him realize his dream of donning the West Indies jersey.
Furthermore, Narine revealed his intention to retire from domestic 50-over cricket, expressing his love for representing Trinidad & Tobago, his home country. He aspired to add one more title to his name by winning the Super50 Cup, viewing it as the ideal way to bid farewell to this phase of his cricketing career.