Former West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Dinesh Ramdin has announced his retirement from international cricket.
The 37-year-old Trinidadian who last played Test cricket for the West Indies against Australia in January 2016, made his debut against Sri Lanka in July 2005 at age 19.
In 74 Tests, he scored 2898 runs which included four centuries and 15 half-centuries, at an average of 25.87. He took 205 catches and 12 stumpings in his Test career.
Ramdin made his decision known on Instagram on Friday.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce my retirement from international cricket,” said Ramdin, who last donned West Indies colours in a T20 match against India in December 2019.
“The past 14 years have been a dream come true. I fulfilled my childhood dreams by playing cricket for Trinidad and Tobago and the West Indies.
“My career afforded me the opportunity to see the world, make friends from different cultures and still be able to appreciate where I came from.”
Notwithstanding his retirement from international cricket, Ramdin said he will still be playing franchise cricket.
Ramdin played 139 ODIs for the West Indies scoring 2200 runs with two centuries and eight half centuries, averaging 25.00. He also completed 181 catches and seven stumpings.
He also played 71 T20I in which he scored 636 runs. In those matches, he took 43 catches and pulled off 20 stumpings.
We wish Ramdhin all the best in his future endeavors.