Ireland cricket great Kevin O'Brien retires from ODIs

19 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Ireland cricket great Kevin O'Brien retires from ODIs

Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien has announced his retirement from one-day internationals, admitting that he no longer has the "hunger and love" for the format needed to compete, reports AFP. The 37-year-old Dubliner, who remains available for Test and T20 cricket, won 153 caps in the 50-over format, scoring over 3,000 runs and taking a national record 114 wickets in the format with his lively medium pace. But he is best known for a blistering World Cup hundred that saw Ireland beat England by three wickets in Bangalore during the 2011 edition. "After 15 years playing for Ireland, I feel now is the right time to step away and retire from ODI cricket," O'Brien told the Cricket Ireland website on Friday.


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