West Indies limited captain Kieron Pollard has retired from international cricket, announcing his decision on social media on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old, who currently plays in India with India’s Mumbai team in the IPL, released a video on Instagram and a one-line announcement on Twitter: “POLLARD bids farewell to international cricket.”
“After careful deliberation, today I have decided to retire from international cricket,” said Pollard, the big hitter in the video.
“It has been my dream to represent the West Indies team since I was a 10-year-old and I am proud to represent West Indies cricket for over 15 years in both T20 and ODI formats.”
Pollard, who has never played a Test for the West Indies, made his one-day international debut against South Africa in 2007 and went on to play 123 ODIs and 101 T20Is.
He took charge of the white ball team in 2019.
“I can still vividly remember that I made my international debut in 2007 under my childhood hero, Brian Lara,” he said.
“Wearing those maroon colors and playing alongside these greats was a privilege I never underestimated…whether it was bowling, batting, or playing.”
His last international appearance came on the West Indies tour of India in February.