Former West Indies’ skipper Denesh Ramdin has announced to retire from international cricket with an immediate effect. The wicket-keeping batter says it was like his dream cominng true to play cricket for Trinidad and Tobago.
The West Indies cricketer, who started his international career in 2005, played the debut Test versus Sri Lanka in 2005, ODI debut in Dambulla versus India, whereas, made his T20I debut an year later against New Zealand.
He was last seen featuring in international cricket in 2019 in a T20I match against India and has been nowhere under consideration by Cricket West Indies lately.
He took it to Instagram and announced,
“It is with great pleasure that I announce my retirement from international cricket. The past 14 years have been a dream come true. I fulfilled my childhood dreams by playing cricket for Trinidad and Tobago, and the West Indies.
“My career afforded me the opportunity to see the world, make friends from different cultures and still be able to appreciate where I came from.”
Denesh Ramdin, who played 74 Tests, 139 ODIs and 71 T20Is and was part of West Indies' T20 World Cup triumphs in 2012 and 2016, has retired from international cricket
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 18, 2022
The retired cricketer will continue to serve franchise cricket in different leagues across the world. Unfortunately, he has not fit in any team in the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League despite serving Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Trinbago Knight Riders from 2013 to 2021.
As far as his captaincy career is concerned, Ramdin was named the Test skipper in 2014, taking over from Daren Sammy, who had retired from the format. Overall, Ramdin led his country in 17 matches including 13 Tests, three T20Is and an ODI, before being removed in September 2015, when Jason Holder replaced him at the helm.
Concerning his stats as a player, the batter has featured in 74 Tests, 139 ODIs, and 71 T20Is gathering 2898, 2200, and 636 runs respectively at the averages of 25.9, 25.0, and 18.7.
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