Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien has announced his retirement from international cricket after falling out of contention for this year’s T20 World Cup. In a statement on Twitter, O’Brien, who for 12 years played for Ireland alongside older brother Niall, said: “Today I announce my retirement from international cricket after 16 years and 389 caps for my country. “I had hoped to finish my career at the T20 World Cup in Australia, but having not been picked for the Irish squad since last year’s World Cup, I feel the selectors and management are looking elsewhere. Take a bow, @KevinOBrien113 A true Irish cricket legend.#ThankYouKOB ☘️🏏 pic.twitter.com/oGuDb0GU7G — Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) August 16, 2022Cricket Ireland saluted his contribution in a Twitter post which read: “A LEGEND BOWS OUT. A true Irish cricket legend.”O’Brien, who has already moved into coaching, has signalled his intention to step up that phase of his career.
Source: The Herald August 16, 2022 18:53 UTC