Perera decided to bid adieu to international cricket in May last year but made it clear that he would continue to play franchise cricket.
However, in December, the explosive batter made it clear that he would be retiring from international cricket after the home Test series against Australia in February 2016.
Nonetheless, he felt his time in international cricket was up and bid adieu to the game after the conclusion of a Test match against New Zealand in November 2015 at his home stadium in WACA, Perth.
Pollard decided to announce his retirement at a time when West Indies were trying to establish themselves as worthy challengers in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Down Under and ODI World Cup 2023 in India.
He decided to call curtains down on his international career in May 2018 and from then on until 2021, there were rumors of him making a comeback to the South African team which never happened.