“I’ve lived my dream” – Darren Bravo announced his decision of steps away from cricket

Darren Bravo announced his decision to step back from West Indies cricket after being overlooked by the national selectors for the England ODI series.

West Indies Selectors continued to overlook Darren Bravo. The 34-year-old left-handed batter, who top-scored in their recently-concluded domestic 50-over tournament with 416 runs in 8 innings at an average of over 80, last played for the West Indies in January 2022.

Veteran batter Darren Bravo took to social media to announce his decision to step back from West Indies cricket after being overlooked by the selectors for the One Day International series against England due to his age.

Darren, who is also Dwayne Bravo’s brother, took to Instagram to express his disappointment, stating that he had been left in a ‘very dark place’ due to the lack of communication from the selectors.

“I’ve taken some time to ponder and wonder what’s my next step moving forward as a cricketer. At this point in my career it’s not easy or should I say it takes a lot to continue to find the energy, the passion, commitment and discipline to be able to perform to the best of my ability and put myself in a position to make my return to international cricket. Without any level communication I’ve been left in a very dark place,” Bravo wrote in his statement on Instagram.

Bravo remarked that if he couldn’t secure a place in any of the three teams representing the region across multiple formats, it was clear that his time was up. However, he clarified that he was not giving up, but merely stepping away to make room for emerging talent.

“At the moment there’s three teams representing the region in multiple formats/series. That’s approximately 40-45 players and if I can’t be in any of these teams after competing in our regional tournaments and scoring runs,therefore they are basically telling me that the writing is on the wall. I’m not giving up but I believe it’s best to step away just for a bit and maybe make some room for a young and upcoming talent. I will end by wishing each and everyone all the very best. “I’ve lived my dream,” Bravo added.

Bravo concluded his statement by wishing everyone the best and expressing his satisfaction at having lived his dream.


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