WATCH: “Your service to West Indies cricket has been immense”, Kieron Pollard’s heartfelt tribute to Dwayne Bravo

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West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard paid a rich tribute to his national teammate Dwayne Bravo ahead of the latter’s international retirement.

Bravo is making his final international appearance in West Indies’ last Super 12 match of the ongoing T20 World Cup against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Saturday (November 6).

Pollard thanked the ace all-rounder for his outstanding service to Caribbean cricket and wished him luck for his future endeavors.

“Self-proclaimed, sir champion Bravo. What you’ve done for us in West Indies cricket is phenomenal. We as cricketers, me being younger to you, and a whole lot of all-rounders started a trend for West Indies cricket some 17 or 18 years ago, when you made your debut. And you’ve always been a joy, and a joyful character and more importantly a good friend,” Pollard said in a video posted on the official Twitter account of Windies Cricket.

“Your service to West Indies cricket has been immense and I really appreciate each and every time you step on the field and represent our people, yourself and us. We’ve learnt a lot and we continue to learn a lot. This is just another opportunity in another chapter of your life. Thank you, thank you and thank you,” he added.

The West Indies captain also spoke about his camaraderie with Bravo and hoped that the all-rounder will enjoy his last day in West Indies colours.

“We won’t go into personal details and friendships because the world knows of our friendship but I am sure you are happy, very content and I hope you enjoy your last day in West Indies colours. As you bid farewell, it’s the end of an era for the champion. Go well and I will see you on the circuit. Stay well my brother and enjoy your retirement,” Pollard concluded.

Having made his international debut in 2003, Dwayne Bravo represented West Indies in 40 Tests, 164 ODIs, and 91 T20Is. While the 38-year-old has more than 9000 international runs to his name, he has taken 363 wickets across all formats of the game.