Marlon Samuels is the main man to be named as the player of the match in two ICC finals. He top-scored in both 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cup finals to enable West Indies to win the competitions.
Marlon Samuels, the West Indies batsman who top-scored in both of their T20 World Cup last triumphs, declared his retirement from professional cricket on Wednesday.
As per ESPNcricinfo, the 39-year-old had educated Cricket West Indies (CWI) about his retirement in June this year, having last played for his nation in December 2018 against Bangladesh.
Samuels, who was as of late involved in discussion with Ben Stokes, came into the spotlight after his game dominating thump in the 2012 World T20 last in Colombo. His quickfire 78-run knock off 56 balls facing Sri Lanka also his 1/15 with the ball helped the Windies seal an agreeable win.
In the 2016 World T20 last in Kolkata, Samuels turned into the main man to be nominated as the player of the match in two ICC finals in the wake of scoring a victorious 85 off 66 balls to seal a 4-wicket win toward England.
Samuels, who started his global profession route in 2000, additionally spoke to a few T20 establishments around the globe later in his vocation, including Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, Melbourne Renegades, and Peshawar Zalmi.
During a contention filled vocation, Samuels needed to serve two-year boycott for debasement. In 2008, he was prohibited by the ICC after he was seen as blameworthy of “accepting cash” and bringing the “sport of cricket into offensiveness”.
Six years before that, he was nearly sent home for challenging a group time limit in India. He was additionally restricted from bowling for a year after his activity was discovered to be unlawful in 2015.
Samuels, who has performed 71 Tests, 207 ODIs, including 67 T20s at the global level, has scored 11,134 worldwide runs including 17 centuries overall arrangements. He additionally has 152 worldwide wickets to his name.