He will enter West Indies folklore a their two-time World Cup winning skipper and has been instrumental in stewarding a group of talented, exuberant bunch and taking them to glory. With bat and ball, Darren Sammy’s contribution has been close to negligible but it takes a talented captain to manage his resources well and makes them a champion side. The West Indies side have now completed a historic treble — the U-19 World Cup, the Women’s World Cup and now the ICC T20 World Cup — owning three trophies in the space of three months, an unprecedented haul.
Sammy made several revelations during his post match chat with Nasser Hussain. The West Indian skipper talked about the great deal of trouble that his manager, Rawl Lewis went through to get the names of his team printed on their jerseys, which were not provided to them in the first place. Sammy lashed out the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), who he said did not even contact him before the start of the tournament. Sammy said he was hurt by certain comments from commentators and ex-cricketers. Mark Nicolas’ “Brainless” remark featured and so did a lot of pundits, who had written the team off before the start of the tournament. Sammy then went on to dedicate the win to all his teammates. Also Catch: West Indies vs England – As it happened
“I have a team of 15 match-winners”, exclaimed Sammy throughout the tournament and his stance remained the same after the World Cup final win as well. He signed off by saying that he didn’t know when he would face his teammates again and that he wanted to celebrate with the ‘Champions’. He might not set the World T20 2016 on fire but Sammy sure knew how to win hearts and tosses; including the final he made it 10 in a row. Also Catch: Catch the Video Highlights of the match here