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Kevin O’Brien announces his retirement from international cricket
By SMCS - Aug 17, 2022 10:00 pm
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Kevin O’Brien has hung up his boots from international cricket, 16 years after he made his debut for Ireland as well. The all-rounder has been one of the most important cricketers for the country and he has helped his side win many games in the history of World Cups as well. However, he has decided to retire after a stunning career where he has played 269 appearances for Ireland.

Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O’Brien

He, however, shared the news by posting a letter on his Twitter account along with a couple of photos. The 38-year-old will go down as a legend for his country and he is also considered one of the greatest cricketers produced by the nation as well. He first made his debut in an ODI against England in 2006 and the all-rounder has claimed 218 more scalps to his international tally across all-three formats as well. He also smashed 5,850 international runs, making him the second highest run-getter in Ireland’s history as well.

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“Today I announce my retirement from international cricket after 16 years and 389 caps for my country. I had hoped to finish my career at the T20 World Cup in Australia but having not been picked for the Irish squad since last year’s World Cup, I feel that the selectors and management are looking elsewhere. I have enjoyed every minute playing for Ireland, made many friends on the pitch and I have so many happy memories to remember from my time playing for the National side,” he wrote.

Kevin O’Brien

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“I have enjoyed every minute playing for Ireland, made many friends on the pitch and I have so many happy memories to remember from my time playing for the National side. It’s now onto the next stage of my life and my career for me, the time is right. I want to continue to grow my own Coaching Academy here in Ireland and I have some exciting opportunities coming up in the near future. I also want to continue to gain coaching experience overseas and hopefully will have more opportunities with some international and professional sides in the near future,” Kevin O’Brien concluded.

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