Do not assume West Indies cricket will ever see these glory days once more, says Curtly Ambrose
Kingston: Tempo legend CurTly Ambrose believes the present lot of Caribbean kids would not actually perceive what cricket means to the West Indies and so the two-time world champions won’t ever be capable of relive the glory days once more.
West Indies had lifted first two World Cup titles in 1975 and 1979 and it took 33 years for the workforce to assert one other ICC title when Darren Sammy had guided them to the 2012 T20 World Cup crown and repeated the feat 4 years later.
“A lot of the kids we have now now in all probability do not fairly perceive what cricket means to West Indians within the West Indies and overseas as a result of cricket is the one sport that actually unites Caribbean folks,” Ambrose instructed Speak Sports activities Stay.
“That is no disrespect to the gamers we have now now as a result of we have now a few guys who’ve some high quality in them and might grow to be nice, however what we have now to grasp is that I do not assume we are going to ever see these nice, distinctive glory days once more.”
The 57-year-old, who claimed 405 wickets in 98 Exams between 1988 and 2000, mentioned it’s troublesome to seek out proficient cricketers from the island nation these days.
“It should be troublesome to seek out one other Viv Richards or a (Desmond) Haynes and (Gordon) Greenidge, a Brian Lara, Richie Richardson, you realize, a Malcolm Marshall, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, and the checklist goes on and on, Clive Lloyd,” Ambrose mentioned.
“It should be extraordinarily troublesome to seek out these high quality gamers once more.”
Ambrose mentioned West Indies workforce can enhance their ICC rankings however will not be capable of dominate the best way it did within the 80s and 90s.
“After we had been one of the best workforce within the phrase, West Indians all around the globe might stroll and boast about how good we had been as a result of we had been one of the best, so it may be troublesome to see these glory days once more,” he mentioned.
“Sure, we might be aggressive and climb up the ICC rankings and be a power to be reckon with once more, however these glory days, I do not assume we are going to see them once more.”
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