Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien announces retirement

Eire all-rounder Kevin O’Brien referred to as time on his worldwide profession on Tuesday, asserting the choice on social media.

“Immediately I announce my retirement from worldwide cricket after 16 years and 389 caps for my nation. I had hoped to complete my profession on the T20 World Cup in Australia however having not been picked for the Irish squad since final 12 months’s World Cup, I really feel that the selectors and administration are wanting elsewhere,” O’Brien stated in his put up.

O’Brien made his Eire debut in 2006 and was one in all their longest serving cricketers. Within the put up, he stated, he needed to complete his profession within the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia however after not getting picked for the nationwide aspect since final 12 months’s World Cup, he determined to hold up his boots.

O’Brien can be Eire’s main wicket taker within the ODI format, claiming 114 scalps at a median of 32.68 and an financial system price of 5.20.

He, nevertheless, will remembered for a blistering knock of 113 off 63 deliveries in opposition to England at Bengaluru which continues to be the report for the quickest ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup century. O’Brien’s innings consisted of 13 fours and 6 sixes because the Males in Inexperienced chased down a commanding goal of 328 runs.

He was additionally instrumental in Eire’s push for Full Membership with the crew lastly being granted Check standing in 2017 after their continued success in world tournaments and World Cricket League occasions. In 2018, whereas taking part in Pakistan, he grew to become the one Irish participant to get a Check century with a knock of 118 runs.

The 38-year-old is barely behind Paul Stirling by way of runs throughout all official worldwide codecs (5820) and behind George Dockrell because the second-highest wicket taker (172).


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