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Dwayne Bravo receives a heartfelt send-off from Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard, gave an emotional farewell to teammate Dwayne Bravo before his final match in the T20 World Cup.

Dwayne Bravo receives a heartfelt send-off from Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard, the captain of the West Indies, spoke from the heart as he bid farewell to long-time national teammate Dwayne Bravo, who is retiring from international cricket. Bravo will play his final game for the West Indies in the 2021 T20 World Cup, in the Super 12 stage against Australia. Pollard congratulated the all-rounder for his nearly 18 years of contribution to the squad and wished him well in the next chapter of his life.

"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 expressed his sentiments through a video on social media.

Dwayne Bravo played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs, and 91 T20Is for the West Indies, earning 363 international wickets. Bravo's service as an all-rounder was recognised by Pollard, who emphasised his tremendous influence on the nation's cricketing culture.

"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.

Pollard emphasised the deep bond between him and Bravo, wishing the all-rounder a successful day in office for the West Indies one last time.

"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.

In the ongoing T20 World Cup, West Indies have won one and lost three of their four games.

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