Curtly Ambrose (Twitter Photograph)
KINGSTON: Tempo legend Curtly Ambrose believes the present lot of Caribbean children does not actually perceive what cricket means to the West Indies and so the two-time world champions won’t ever be capable to 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 group 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 children 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 basically unites Caribbean individuals,” Ambrose instructed Discuss 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 may develop into nice, however what we have now to grasp is that I do not suppose we’ll ever see these nice, distinctive glory days once more.”
The 57-year-old, who claimed 405 wickets in 98 Assessments between 1988 and 2000, stated it’s troublesome to seek out gifted cricketers from the island nation these days.
“It’ll be troublesome to seek out one other Viv Richards or a (Demond) Haynes and (Gordon) Greenidge, a Brian Lara, Richie Richardson, you understand, a Malcolm Marshall, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, and the checklist goes on and on, Clive Lloyd,” Ambrose stated.
“It’ll be extraordinarily troublesome to seek out these high quality gamers once more.”
Ambrose stated West Indies group can enhance their ICC rankings however will not be capable to dominate the best way it did within the 80s and 90s.
“Once we have been one of the best group within the phrase, West Indians all around the globe might stroll and boast about how good we have been as a result of we have been one of the best, so it’ll be troublesome to see these glory days once more,” he stated.
“Sure, we may 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 suppose we’ll see them once more.”