Kolkata: West Indies T20 team’s Darren Sammy had his eyes filled when he revealed that nobody was sure if his team will even play this tournament or not?
Speaking to Naseer Hussain during post match ceremony, proud captain said that his team had no uniform and no sponsor. He spoke of the difficulties his team faced to get to this point.
“We started our journey. We all know what we had. People were wondering whether we would play this tournament. We had a lot of issues and we felt disrespected by our board.”
“We had a new manager in this tournament in Rawl Lewis, who has never managed any team before. He came here. We had a camp in Dubai. We had no uniforms. No printing. He left Dubai, went to Kolkata, that’s where we started. The trouble he went through to get us in this uniform. I got to give credit to the entire team here. It was us in our own little circle. We dedicate this win to all the fans in the Caribbean.”
Carlos Braithwaite sensationally hit four successive sixes off Ben Stokes in the last over to help his side West Indies achieve a highly unlikely win over England with two balls to spare and lift second World Twenty20 title on Sunday night.
Braithwaite, who also grabbed 3 wickets for 23, scored 34 crucial runs in 10 balls and remained unbeaten, hitting 4 sixes and a four.
Marlon Samuels made a 92-ball 85 to set the stage for Braithwaite to finish it off in style for the Caribbean team.