Things Happen For A Reason And Hopefully, In The Future, I'll Be Wearing  Maroon Again – Sunil Narine On West Indies Comeback

Retirement Announcement:

Sunil Narine's retirement from international cricket became official with a heartfelt statement. He expressed his gratitude to those who had supported him throughout his career, including Cricket West Indies, coaching staff, fans, and teammates. 

His retirement declaration, while marking the end of his international journey, signaled a continuation of his cricketing exploits in franchise leagues.

"I appreciate it has been over four years since I last played for West Indies but today I am announcing my retirement from international cricket," Narine said. 

“Publicly I am a man of few words but privately there are a few people who have given me unwavering support throughout my career and helped me realise my dream of representing West Indies and to you I express my deepest gratitude,”

"I would like to acknowledge and thank Cricket West Indies, the coaching staff, passionate West Indies fans and of course my teammates who enabled me play at the highest level, in all formats and with some memorable successes," Narine added.

Narine also revealed that the ongoing Super50 Cup would be his final tournament in List A cricket. With a sense of closure, he aimed to achieve success in the competition as a fitting send-off. 

Beyond this, Narine plans to focus on franchise cricket in the foreseeable future, promising to maintain his stellar form in the world of T20 leagues.

"Winning this current Super50 Cup will be the perfect send-off," he said. "Needless to say, outside of this it will continue to be business as usual for me in the franchise world in the foreseeable future."

Sunil Narine's retirement from international cricket closes a chapter in West Indies cricket history. His incredible journey, highlighted by success in the IPL and contributions to West Indies' T20 World Cup win, will be remembered by cricket enthusiasts worldwide.