The West Indian hero Kieron Pollard withdraws from international cricket

Kieron Pollard has retired from international cricket

Kieron Pollard has retired from international cricket (Photo: Getty)

West Indian hero Kieron Pollard has announced his retirement from international cricket as he looks set to extend his T20 franchise career.

The 34-year-old played 123 one-day internationals and 101 T20 internationals after making his debut for the West Indies in 2007.

Pollard was Windie’s captain in 61 games and oversaw 25 wins while in charge of the side. He was also a key member of the squad that won the T20 World Cup in 2012.

In recent years, Pollard has been a mainstay in T20 franchise leagues around the world and currently plays in the Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians. This summer he will star in The Hundred for London Spirit.

“After careful consideration, I have today decided to withdraw from international cricket,” Pollard said in a video on Instagram.

‘It was a dream for me to represent the West Indies team from the time I was a boy of 10 years and I am proud to have represented cricket from the West Indies for over 15 years in both the T20 and ODI forms.

‘I still vividly remember my international debut in 2007 under the leadership of my childhood hero, Brian Lara.

“Wearing the reddish-brown colors and playing with such big ones has been a privilege I never took lightly … whether it’s bowling, batting or fielding.”

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