Kieron Pollard, the West Indies white-ball skipper, announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday, though he will continue to freelance in private T20 and T10 leagues throughout the world. Pollard, 34, made his ODI debut in 2007 and played his final series against India, a country that has become his second home thanks to his lengthy affiliation with the Mumbai Indians.
“Hi all, after careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from international cricket. It has been a dream of mine to play for the West Indies since I was a 10-year-old boy and I am proud to represent the West Indies for over 15 years in the T20 and ODI format of the game,” Pollard announced on his official Instagram page.
While he is regarded as one of the best T20 cricketers in the world, his records for the West Indies remain unimpressive, with only 2706 runs at just over 26 and 55 wickets from 123 ODIs, as well as 1569 runs at just over 25 from 101 T20Is. He also had 44 wickets to his name.
While hitting six sixes of Akila Dananjaya in a T20I would be the peak of his international career. He was a member of the West Indies team that won the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup. He never played in a Test match.