Kevin O’Brien announced his retirement from International Cricket

Kevin O'Brien celebrating after taking wicket
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O’Brien released a statement on his official Twitter account, announcing his retirement from top-level cricket for Ireland.

Kevin O’Brien, an all-rounder for Ireland, announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday, August 16. The career of the 38-year-old, which began in June 2006, came to an end.

O’Brien took part in Ireland’s historic victory over Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup match in the West Indies, which allowed Ireland to advance to the next round.

After that, in 2011, he played what is possibly the finest World Cup pitch by an Irish batter. He hit a 63-ball 113 in Bangalore’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, aiding Ireland in chasing down 328 and defeating England by three wickets.

One of four Irish batters to record a century in the 50-over World Cup is the right-hander. Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, and William Porterfield make up the remaining three. O’Brien also took part in Ireland’s inaugural Test match against Pakistan in Dublin in 2018.

O’Brien scored 258, 3619, and 1973 runs in three tests, 153 ODIs, and 110 T20Is, respectively, with the help of four centuries and 24 half-centuries. In addition to his skill at the plate, O’Brien was a capable medium-pace bowler. Six four-wicket hauls and 172 wickets later, he had accomplished his goal.

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