Marlon Samuels has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The decision of of his retirement was confirmed by CWI chief executive Johnny Grave, who said that Samuels informed about his retirement to the board back in June earlier this year. Samuels, who made his debut in 2000, played almost for two decades. He was a part of two T20 World Cup-winning titles with the Windies squad in 2012 and 2016. Apart from that, he was a part of the 50-over World Cup squads between 2007 to 2015.
Marlon Samuels Retires From All Forms of Cricket
Samuels is best remembered for playing two matchwinning innings in the T20 World Cup finals against Sri Lanka (2012) and England (2016).
He scored 78 off 56 balls in 2012, while scoring 85 off 66 balls as West Indies beat England in Kolkata to become the first and so far the only team to win the T20 World Cup twice. Across formats, he scored 11,134 international runs including 17 centuries, and scalped 152 wickets.
Samuels is one the most controversial players to have ever played the sport. He was involved in a number of controversies with many cricketers from different countries.His most recent controversy was when he blasted Ben Stokes and reignited an old controversy.
“I posted a few Instagram stories and some of the England boys were messaging me asking what it’s like and I was saying it wasn’t the most enjoyable thing you ever have to do, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy,” Stokes said to Test Match Special on a podcast.
“I text my brother saying the same thing, and my brother asked: ‘You wouldn’t even do that to Marlon Samuels?’ I said ‘no, it’s that bad’ – that’s how tough it was.” he concluded.
Samuels vented out his anger against Stokes on Instagram and demanded an apology as well.
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