West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has retired from professional cricket. Samuels, who top-scored in both of their World T20 last triumphs, last played for West Indies in December 2018 against Bangladesh.

As indicated by a report in ESPNcricinfo, Samuels had educated Cricket West Indies (CWI) about his retirement in June this year, affirmed CWI CEO Johnny Grave. A key cog in Windies batting wheel, Samuels has been recently in the news for the wrong reasons.

Previous Australia spinner Shane Warne in October had hammered Windies all-rounder Samuels for passing offensive remarks on him and England’s Ben Stokes. Prior, Samuels in an Instagram story had mishandled both Stokes and Warne and the Windies all-rounder had likewise bragged his superior skin tone. Samuels had likewise included Stokes’ wife in his comments and this brought about wide outrage over online media.

Samuels’ best knock came in the 2012 T20 World Cup final in Colombo, when he launched an attack with his batting skills on premier bowlers Ajantha Mendis and Lasith Malinga to control his side a success over Sri Lanka. Across formats, he scored 11,134 international runs including 17 centuries and scalped 152 wickets.

He likewise represented a few T20 franchises around the globe later in his career, including Pune Warriors, Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premier League (IPL), and Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League (BBL).

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