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West Indian Ramdin announced retirement from International Cricket; he Will continue to play for Franchisees

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One of the most controversial West Indian cricketer Denesh Ramdin has announced his retirement from International Cricket on 16th July, Saturday. But he will continue to play franchise cricket throughout the world. According to his Instagram account, the former wicketkeeper- batter as well all captain is “retired, but not out“.

Scenes prior to Ramdin’s retirement


Ramdin followed Daren Sammy as the West Indian Captain in 2014. That phase experienced 13 Tests at home (against New Zealand, Bangladesh, and England) of which, 5 were lost.
Later, his exclusion from the West Indian Squad let him take his Twitter handle to express his agony but was in no scene after the series against Australia where he secured two 50s in Melbourne and Sydney.

International Career

Ramdin debuted in 2005 against Sri Lanka and played 74 Test matches representing West Indies. He played his last test against Australia in 2016. He had 2898 test runs with a batting average of around 26, with 4 test hundreds and 15 half centuries in his pocket, his highest being 166. Apart from his test feats, he played 139 ODIs and 71 T-20s. He was even an integral member of the West Indian team that won the 2012 and 2016 T-20 World Cup.

Franchise Cricket

Ramdin mentioned his eagerness to play franchise cricket in his Instagram post. It said,

Even though I am announcing my retirement from International cricket, I am not retiring from professional cricket around the World…

But Ramdin couldn’t manage to seal a spot in the Caribbean Premier League. Since 2013, the Caribbean has represented different franchisees like St. Kitts, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders, and Nevis Patriots. Even, in the years 2017 and 2018, Ramdin played for Multan Sultans at the PCL.

Yea Viv talk nah

It was at England’s Edgbaston back in 2012, when he secured his second Test Hundred. There, he took out a paper that said, “Yea Viv talk na“. It was targeted toward the legendary Viv Richards who questioned Ramdin’s form in the ongoing tour. Ramdin managed to get only 51 runs, along with a poor show behind the wickets in the first test of the tour against England. It cost him 20% of his match fee as a fine to ICC.
Even, while playing against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy, he celebrated a grounded catch of Misbah-ul-Haq. For that, he got suspended for two ODIs and was fined his entire match fee.

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