In a shocking development on Wednesday, star West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 34.
Pollard, who is currently with Mumbai Indians (MI) during the IPL 2022 season, took to Instagram to announce his decision.
One of the most capped players in the format, Pollard shared a video of himself on Instagram, announcing his decision to step away from international duty for West Indies.
“POLLARD BIDS FAREWELL TO INTERNATIONAL CRICKET. @windiescricket, PS… thank you @insignia_sports for putting this trip down memory lane together to support my statement,” wrote the veteran all-rounder along with a short video of himself.
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While his time with West Indies may have come to an end, Pollard will continue to play for different franchises all around the globe.
The 34-year-old Pollard, who made his ODI debut back in 2007, fittingly played his last series against India, a country which has become his second home due to his long association with Mumbai Indians.
“Hi all, after careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from international cricket. It was a dream of mine to play for West Indies since I was a 10-year-old boy and I am proud to represent the West Indies for over 15 years in T20 and ODI format of the game,” Pollard announced on his official instagram page.
While he is a feared T20 cricketer, one of the finest that the world has seen, his numbers for the West Indies remain underwhelming with only 2706 runs at just above 26 and 55 wickets from 123 ODIs along with 1569 runs from 101 T20Is at an average of shade over 25. He also took 44 wickets.