Darren Sammy vows to give his best to the team if given captaincy role for the second
The West Indies all-rounder, Darren Sammy, whose tenure as national team’s captain ended with the three-match Test series against India, has vowed to give his best to the team if appointed as the West Indies skipper for the second time.
While talking to the media reporters, the 27-year-old St Lucia cricketer said that the West Indies cricket is not about him only, rather there are other players as well who could be given the captaincy role. However, he said that if the board trusted him
and gave him the job for a second period, he will give his all to the national team.
“West Indies cricket is not about Darren Sammy. There are people to appoint captains,” said Sammy when asked whether he would like to continue as the national team’s captain. “If they give me a job, I will go out there and give it my all. I have something
to offer to this team as captain. And if the people in charge me to continue, I will do it,” he added further.
Darren Sammy was appointed as the West Indies captain in October last year after the hard-hitting opening batsman, Chris Gayle was axed from the coveted role following his run-in with the board on the WICB contract. Gayle and two other Caribbean players
turned down the WICB contracts offered to them last year in order to keep themselves available for the Twenty20 tournaments like Indian Premier League, Champions League, Big Bash etc.
Sammy’s captaincy is up for review and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will decide whether to continue with him or not.
The St Lucia pacer reckoned he has made the dressing-room environment more relaxed during his nine-month long tenure as captain.
“The guys are relaxed in the dressing-room and when we are out there as a bowling unit, I think the guys are really responding to me.”
Sammy has also been at the centre of the storm over the past few months. The critiques question Sammy’s credentials as Test player as he has not been a regular member of West Indies Test side before taking over as captain. The medium pacer, however, said
that he expected such kind of criticism when he took up the captaincy role. His batting has led to more criticism and the St Lucia all-rounder said that he was working hard on it and hoped he will back in form soon.