West Indies player Marlon Samuels has decided to end his playing career a few days after he sparked an online controversy.
Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave confirms that their player Marlon Samuels had already told them about his retirement way back in June. Samuels last played in the field in December 2018. Still, he may be remembered as the batsman who top-scored in both of the West Indies’ World T20 final victories.
Despite his great performances, his career had been badly marred by controversies, including a two-year ban for corruption. Just recently, he has been involved with an online banter against English player Ben Stokes where he also took aim at Shane Warne.
In Stokes’ recent interview, he talked about how he wouldn’t wish for anyone to undergo 14 days of quarantine, not even his worst enemies nor Marlon Samuels. Samuels took offence and reposted the said interview on his Instagram story where he commented, ‘No white boy could diss me in the sports and no get back diss look at this b***h still thinking about me give me 14 days with you wife turn her into Jamaican in 14 seconds mate none of yall knows me that simple means it’s my f***ing superior skin tone yall hate f*** you’.
In another post, he also described Ben Stokes, Shane Warne, and some West Indies cricketers with foul words. In response, Warne tweeted that Samuels needed serious help. However, Warne added, it was unfortunate for Samuels that he had no friends at all as his teammates don’t like him at all. With that, the said issue has sparked a lot of comments among players and fans in the online community.
Looking back at Samuel’s career, he has scored over 11,000 international runs and has picked up more than 150 wickets. He has also played a total of 71 Tests, 207 ODIs, and 67 T20Is for the national team. To further understand these formats of cricket, head over to Betwala.
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