Irrespective of his team’s fortunes or intensity required ahead of a title-defending campaign, West Indies’ skipper Darren Sammy has this remarkable way of making things look remarkably lighter. So when asked about his teammate Chris Gayle’s mindset ahead of the WT20, he coolly replied: “I am not Jesus Christ. I don’t know what’s going on in his mind.” It wasn’t all. He sat on the chair in the press conference room and began whirling on it like a child at a park. Then, with covetous eyes, he remarked, “I’d love to take this home.” The very embodiment of Caribbeanism isn’t he?
Smoke and Art of Commentary
Right behind the press box on either end is the smoker’s zone with a warning in bold, “Smoking causes heart attack and strokes.” Not just the journalists, even a few players-turned-commentators sneak in for a quick drag or two. Frequently spotted are a pair, who in their best of times got the smoke out of batsmen. One is a bicep-bulging, never unabashed to flaunt his machismo, speedster, the other who recited Shakespeare with the cherry. Well, they might do little good to their role-model image, but why deny them that little puff, those little joys past their playing prime?