Former Windies cricketer Darren Ganga has recently revealed the reasons behind the downfall of cricket in their country following their humiliating loss against India.
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Meanwhile, the visitors will be desperate to come back after a humiliating loss in the opening fixture. Windies surrendered against a dominated India side within three days by an innings and 272 runs.
Following the thumping loss, Darren Ganga shed light on the downfall of Windies cricket in recent times. Speaking on the same line to the Indian Express, Ganga admitted that the team lacked a leader.
“When I played my first Test in South Africa in 1998 I played with Ambrose, Walsh, Lara, and Hooper, and there was still a lot of pride. Now the young players in this team do not have anyone like that in a position of having been there and done that,” Ganga said.
Windies were a formidable force to reckon in the last decade, however, they have lost all the glamour in the last few years.
As a result, their performances have gone down and the results are alike. Talking on this regard, Darren Ganga feels this team lacks someone who can be an example in the team.
“It’s very hard to mature in an environment where you’re not winning. That’s the kind of depreciation that took place from the 1990s to now. Who does a Shai Hope look to for guidance? Who does Shannon Gabriel turn to when his back is against the wall when his fellow pacers have played 2 Tests between them? It’s like the blind leading the blind in a case of trial and error,” he said.
Meanwhile, with Kemar Roach joining the ranks and Holder recovering, Windies will be hoping to put up some fight against a star-studded Indian line-up in Hyderabad.
The second Test between India and Windies will commence from October 12 at Hyderabad.