Commonwealth Games 2022: Deandra Dottin bids emotional goodbye to cricket

An emotional send-off for Deandra Dottin, as she’ll represent the Barbados cricket team once and for all in the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

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Deandra Dottin has been one of the best finds for the West Indies women’s cricket team. The all-rounder has a phenomenal record of playing almost 270 international matches for the Caribbean across two white-ball formats. Dottin has amassed 3727 runs in the ODIs and 2697 runs in the T20Is.

Dottin has now announced her retirement from the sport on Sunday night. She took it to Twitter to announce the same. The all-rounder said that she feels elated to have represented the Caribbean team for the past 14 years. “This announcement has come with much contemplation as cricket has always been a passion of mine. However, when the fire burns out, one has to take time to reassess their commitment," she said in her post.

She appreciated the board for the opportunities that they provided to her over the past 14 years. Dottin added that it was an honour for her to wear the maroon jersey. And she added that during the past 14 years, she has grown as a cricketer in personality, physically, mentally and emotionally.

"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 to my ability to thrive and reignite my passion. With much sadness but without regret, I realise that I am no longer able to adhere to team culture and team environment as it has undermined my ability to perform excellently," the post read further.

“I wish the organisation and the team all the best in the future,” she concluded.

Star all-rounder Deandra Dottin has bid goodbye to cricket, something that she always loved. The all-rounder had many stunning performances in the recently concluded 2022 Women’s World Cup. However, the time has come for her to stay away from the jersey that she wore with pride for the past 14 years.

There is none that can forget Dottin’s flying catch to dismiss Winfield-Hill off Connell’s delivery. An emotional send-off for Deandra Dottin, as she’ll represent Barbados women’s cricket team once and for all in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022.

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