BARBADOS: Former West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has retired from professional cricket. Cricket West Indies Johnny Grave confirmed to a cricket website that Samuels had told the board of his retirement in June, having last played in December 2018. The 39-year-old played 71 Tests, 207 ODIs and 67 T20Is for the West Indies. He scored over 11,000 international runs and also picked over 150 wickets. Samuels was always a man for the big occasion, as he proved in both of West Indies’ title wins in two T20 World Cups. In 2012, he scored 78 off 56 balls against Sri Lanka in the finals while four years later, he played a brilliant knock of 85 not out which helped Windies seal a four-wicket win against England at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.