Ramnaresh Sarwan to announce international retirement tomorrow

Ramnaresh Sarwan to announce international retirement tomorrow

Ramnaresh Sarwan
West Indies right-handed batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

He has done more than most players for the country but issues with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has seen Ramnaresh Sarwan be out of favors for national consideration for a lot of years now and Kaieteur News today reported that Sarwan will announce international retirement tomorrow at the Stella Maris Primary school. The place where he started his career with two hundreds in the Under-12 tournament.

It also said that he will present autographed bats along with Scotia Bank Kiddies shirts and a Scotia Bank Kiddies cricket gears bag with bats, stumps and balls to the school’s Kiddies cricket team. The Stella Maris school, on its part, has also planned a felicitation ceremony to honor Sarwan and his contribution to West Indies cricket.

The right-hander represented the Caribbeans in 87 Tests after making his debut on May 18, 2000 against Pakistan. It was a memorable debut as he scored an unbeaten 84 in the very first inning to leave an impression on everyone watching. Sarwan scored 5842 runs with the best score of 291 in his Test career which includes 15 centuries at an average of 40.1.

Sarwan made his ODI debut on July 20, 2000, against England. He could only score 20 runs in the game but went on to play 181 ODIs for West Indies and scored 5804 runs with a considerable average of 42.60 which includes 5 centuries along with 38 halfs. He also captioned the team for a brief period after the great Brian Lara’s retirement.

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In his first-class career the 36-year old played 220, to score 13405 runs with 33 centuries and 71 fifties, he has an FC average of 38.52. To date, Ramnaresh Sarwan holds the record for being the youngest West Indian to play an FC game as he did so at the age of 15.