The national men’s unit of West Indies is locking horns against Rohit Sharma-led Indian team in a five-match T20I series. The Nicholas Pooran-led hosts are trailing the series by 2-1 with the last games set to be played today and tomorrow (August 6, 7) in Florida in the United States of America.
The Men In Maroon have looked completely off-colored in all three departments. They have displayed extremely disappointing performances since the beginning of the last T20 World Cup (2021). The Windies did not manage to register even a single victory in the ICC event.
They have failed to mark any significant outings in the last 12 months. The limited-overs skipper of West Indies recently announced his retirement from international cricket, which made things worse for the team. However, few of the names in the ongoing squad look promising for the future. The list includes the likes of Brendon King, Kyle Mayers, and Obed McCoy.
West Indies player asks Sachin Tendulkar
Meanwhile, Winston Benjamin, a former West Indies fast bowler has openly come out to ask for assistance from Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. The right-arm pacer wants prominent members of the cricket fraternity to provide him with cricket bats in order to help the young Caribbean players.
Benjamin, 57, has appreciated former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin for contributing cricketing gear in the past month. He made it clear that he does not want any benefit from it. The pacer confessed it during an interaction with an Indian touring journalist namely Vimal Kumar.
Here’s what Winston Benjamin said:
“I don’t want benefits. All I want is for somebody to say ‘here is some equipment’ – 10-15 bats, that is good enough for me. I don’t want 20000 US dollars. I want some equipment so that I can give back to youngsters. That’s all I am asking.”
“Mr. Tendulkar… if you are in a position, could you assist me? Hit me up. I would like to thank my good friend Mohammad Azharuddin. He sent me some equipment over. Thank you so much for that assistance. Stay in touch. Anyone else who wants to contribute, feel free,”