Darren Sammy — “I Would Really Like To Finish Off In Front Of St. Lucians”

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy is delaying his retirement due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

“I am pretty sure this year if we were playing in front of the crowd and I get to play in front of my home fans in St Lucia, I probably would have called it,” said Sammy in a press report.

The two-time winning World Twenty20 captain also said, “I still have some time,” but opined that he is closer to retirement.

“I know I am closer to retirement than playing more T20 cricket, that’s the truth,” said the Windies former captain.

Sammy posited earlier that he had not retired from international cricket and would gladly accept the opportunity to be back with the Windies team ahead of the World T20 championship.

The 36-year-old still harbor thoughts of a last hooray in front of his home fans before bowing out.

Sammy will lead the St Lucia Zouks into their first Caribbean Premier League final when they play the Trinbago Knight Riders on Thursday.

At a pre-match interview, the inspirational leader Sammy declared that his team stands a good chance of winning the 2020 Hero CPL title.

He views the match-up against TKR as the biblical David vs. Goliath fight.

TKR has won all their matches throughout the Tournament thus far.

“I see them as Goliath,” said Sammy during a pre-final press conference on Wednesday.

“They are the Goliath of the tournament, but like I said to my men, don’t forget that David defeated Goliath.”

“That’s the confidence we have as a team. Everybody knows that from the time the Tournament started, we said whoever wins this Tournament has to go through TKR. That was a given. If you want to win this Tournament, you have got to beat TKR, and that is what is left to do to win this cup.”

Meanwhile, Trinbago Knight Riders captain Kieron Pollard is confident his team will not be under any pressure to maintain their unbeaten record this season when they face first-time finalist, St Lucia Zouks.

“At the end of it, I’ve played in finals and it’s just another game because you have nothing to lose,” said the confident Pollard.

“Four other teams would have liked to be in the position both teams are in…so it’s to go out and play good consistent cricket and at the end of the day the result will speak for itself,” he added.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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