Tempo legend Curtly Ambrose believes the present lot of Caribbean kids doesn’t 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 the primary two World Cup titles in 1975 and 1979 and it took 33 years for the staff to say 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’ve got now most likely don’t 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 individuals,” Ambrose instructed Discuss Sports activities Stay.
“That is no disrespect to the gamers we’ve got now as a result of we’ve got a few guys who’ve some high quality in them and may turn out to be nice, however what we’ve got to know is that I don’t assume we’ll 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 tough to seek out proficient cricketers from the island nation these days.
“It’s going to be tough to seek out one other Viv Richards or a (Demond) Haynes and (Gordon) Greenidge, a Brian Lara, Richie Richardson, you already know, a Malcolm Marshall, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, and the record goes on and on, Clive Lloyd,” Ambrose mentioned.
“It’s going to be extraordinarily tough to seek out these high quality gamers once more.”
Ambrose mentioned West Indies staff can enhance their ICC rankings however received’t be capable of dominate the best way it did within the 80s and 90s.
“Once we had been the very best staff within the phrase, West Indians everywhere in the globe may stroll and boast about how good we had been as a result of we had been the very best, so it’s going to be tough to see these glory days once more,” he mentioned.
“Sure, we may be aggressive and climb up the ICC rankings and be a drive to be reckon with once more, however these glory days, I don’t assume we’ll see them once more.”