Sunil Narine, the famed spinner for the West Indies, has opted to retire from international cricket, signalling the end of an era. His last outing for the West Indies was four years ago. Narine leaves a remarkable history as the West Indies’ fourth-highest wicket-taker in T20 Internationals.
In 51 matches, he got 52 wickets. His contributions went beyond T20Is, as he bagged 92 ODI wickets and 21 Test wickets. Sunil Narine has retired from international cricket as well as domestic 50-over cricket. His retirement ends a spectacular career filled with ups and downs.
Narine’s skills shined through as he was instrumental in the West Indies’ T20 World Cup success in 2012. He contributed significantly to the team’s win, taking nine wickets while maintaining an outstanding economy rate.
His notable effort in the final versus Sri Lanka featured numbers of 3-9, which played a vital role in his team’s successful defence of 138. Sunil Narine faced several hurdles throughout his career. However, the bowler was never tired of entertaining the fans and spectators with his mystery spin.
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Narine’s Test career had a lot of potential, but it was cut short after just six matches. During those matches, he demonstrated his ability by taking two six-wicket hauls, tying his one-day international record. His last Test match was in 2013, and his last ODI was in 2016.
As he retires from international cricket, fans will remember him as a brilliant talent and a pivotal player in West Indian cricket history.