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Sunday, April 10, 2016

ICC T20 World Cup final between England and West Indies

Thoroughly enjoyed this final game of 2016 T20 ICC World Cup and was mad shouting and supporting West Indian team for their outstanding team and fighting performance after a long long time. I wanted West Indies to win this game more than usual mainly because of insensible comments by Mark Nocholas in a column for ESPNcricinfo on March 3 as "West Indies are short of brains but have IPL history in their ranks." Also when WI was batting, Willey was trying to imitate D J Bravo’s dance on champion song.  To be honest, it never suited Willey to dance like that. Maybe Willey should admit that he is not a good dancer. The adversity from which West Indies team came up as a World Champion, I am sure England or no other team for that matter could have shown guts to play for their own nation. It shows that the head and the heart of West Indian players right in their places and functioning well in harmony in the interest of their nation. I think now Marc Nicholas has to question himself if that statement was meant for West Indies or for England? Cricket is the game innovated by England however for long time England was not playing competitive enough to be even close to be called World Champions until T20 was launched and innovated. This year West Indies has won 3 world cups viz: under 19, women’s T20 and men’s T20. So who is the best executioner? Certainly not England. That statement by Mark was sheerly uncalled for. And I am so happy that WI gave a strong answer to him by their performance. I was also overwhelmed by the team spirit and performance which WI team showed in the middle of negative forces coming from the WI Cricket Board itself. I am thrilled, entertained and awed by the performance of Marlon Samules, Carlos Brathwaite. I only wish that no matter how many differences West Indies camp has with the Board or amongst the players, they should always come together in the interest of their nation, to entertain people who like to watch WI perform at its best and to come out victorious as world champion in any form of cricket. It leaves no doubt that WI is full of cricketing skills and potential. And the reason I always like watching them play and win is because they enjoy the game, they play in true spirit of the game and don’t indulge in activities other than cricket to try to overcome their opponents. They try to have fun on the ground and also bring joy and happiness to the people who love this game. Finally, the last but not the least, a special thanks to Dada Ganguly for offering such a nice, balanced wicket to hold the final game, which turned out to be the most entertaining and thrilling end for this wonderful cricket event.

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