Deandra Dottin Retirement: Former track and field athlete and Barbadian international cricketer Deandra Dottin announced her retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Monday(August 1, 2022).
Deandra Dottin Announced Retirement
Deandra Dottin’s retirement came after Barbados’ nine-wicket loss against Australia in the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Cricket games.
Deandra Dottin took to her Twitter account and wrote: Thanks to all for the love and support with in my past 14 years of playing cricket for West Indies! I look forward to be playing domestic cricket around the world.
Thanks to all for the love and support with in my past 14 years of playing cricket for West Indies! I look forward to be playing domestic cricket around the world pic.twitter.com/Vmw6AqpYQJ
— Deandra Dottin (@Dottin_5) July 31, 2022
The full retirement note read, “Please accept this letter as my formal retirement from senior women’s West Indies team effective 1st July (August) 2022. This announcement has come with much contemplation as cricket has always been a passion of mine.
However, when the passion burns out, one has to take time to reassess their commitment. There have been many obstacles during my cricket career that I have had to overcome, however, the current climate and team environment has been non-conductive (conducive) to my ability to thrive and reignite my passion.
“I am appreciate (appreciative) of the opportunities afforded to me and I have ruminated on my decision over a period of time. Playing for the West Indies and representing the region has been an honour.
During my 14 years of playing, I have trained at my best and grown as a player physically, mentally and emotionally. It is the combination of this growth that has assisted me in reflecting on what is truly important to me. With much sadness but without regret, I realize I am no longer able to adhere to team culture and team environment as it has undermined my ability to perform excellently.”
The 31-year-old has played 146 ODIs and 126 T20Is for West Indies. She had made her debut in 2008 and she is known as one of the most destructive players to ever play the game.
She scored 3,727 runs and 2,697 runs in ODIs and T20Is and with the ball, she went to take 72 (ODIs) and 62 (T20Is) wickets. In August 2019, she was named as both the Women’s ODI and Women’s T20I Player of the Year by Cricket West Indies.
In the last match against England in September 2020, Dottin became the first cricketer to hit 100 sixes in WT20Is.