It seems that the year 2020 will tell us much more bad news. Recently, cricket's all-rounder Shane Watson surprised the fans by announcing his retirement, while now West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Hearing this news, fans who have supported cricket and the West Indies team must have been disappointed.
Let me tell you that Marlon Samuels played for the West Indies twice in the T20 World Cup final and also recorded the highest score. At the same time, Samuels' cricket career was always full of controversies and he was suspended for two years on charges of corruption. Samuels announced his retirement to the Windies board in June. He played his last match in December 2016.
The batsman has played 51 Tests, 203 ODIs, and 3 T20 Internationals so far. He scored more than 11,000 international runs and took more than 150 wickets during this period. Samuels won the team by scoring 3 runs from 6 balls in the 2015 World Cup against Sri Lanka. Then in the 2014 T20 World Cup, he defended the team title by scoring 3 runs from 6 balls in Kolkata. In 2012, he was suspended for a year for suspected bowling action.
Let me tell you that during the last few days, Samuels was more in the discussion about his statements on the Internet than his cricket, which was criticized by many people.