Carlos Brathwaite: Five interesting facts about hero of ICC World Twenty20 final

Braithwaite's 10-ball 34 will go down in cricketing history as one of the greatest innings in a World Cup final.

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2016, 03:35 AM IST
Carlos Brathwaite: Five interesting facts about hero of ICC World Twenty20 final

New Delhi: Despite Marlon Samuel's unbeaten 85-run knock, the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 final will be remembered for the Carlos Brathwaite show.

After bowling an economical spell, picking up three wickets, the right-hander turned the tables on Eoin Morgan's England side with a display of batting genius in the last over of the match.

Needing 19 off 6 balls for the win, Brathwaite hit Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes to clinch a second WT20 for the West Indies.

Samuels may have been adjudged man of the match, but Braithwaite's 10-ball 34 will go down in cricketing history as one of the greatest innings in a World Cup final.

Here are five things you must know about the star of the WT20 finals.

Before the ICC World Twenty20, the 27-year-old had played just 2 T20Is for West Indies.

He has played just 7 ODIs, scoring 71 runs at an average of 10.14 and scalping 3 wickets at an economy rate of 5.65.

Despite making his T20I and ODI debuts in October 2011, the Barbados cricketer only managed to earn his first Test cap in December 2015.

The all-rounder was sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4.2 crore during the 2016 IPL auction.

Brathwaite and pop-star Rihanna were classmates.