West Indies cricketer Ramnaresh Sarwan is set to retire from international cricket
Out of favour West Indies cricketer, Ramnaresh Sarwan is set to announce his retirement from all forms of the game on Thursday. The 36-year-old batsman played his last match for West Indies in 2013 Champions Trophy league game against India at Kennington Oval and has since fallen out of favour with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The Guyanese batsman will announce his retirement at the Stella Maris School, the place where his tryst with the game begun when scoring two hundred in an Under-12 competition.
Sarwan in his 13-year-old career played 87 Tests career and 181 One Day Internationals and 18 T20Is for West Indies. He made his debut at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, in May 2000.
Sarwan finishes his career with a total of 11994 international runs – an aggregate of all three formats. Having made his Test debut in 2000 Sarwan enjoyed a prolific 2001, making 782 runs at an impressive average of 43.44. His breakthrough season in 2004-when he scored over 1000 Test runs during the calendar year, including his first ever double hundred, an unbeaten 261 against Bangladesh.
Despite featuring in 87 Tests, Sarwan failed to justice to his talent. His career was plagued with inconsistency, blowing hot and cold throughout his career. He started with a superb unbeaten 84 in his debut against Pakistan but followed it up with a string of low scores. His maiden tour of Australia in 2000-20001, turned out to be his lowest phase of career, making just three runs from 5 innings.
However, it is not sure whether he is taking retirement from international cricket only.
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