Pace legend Curtly Ambrose believes the present lot of Caribbean kids doesn’t actually perceive what cricket means to the West Indies and so the two-time world champions won’t ever be capable of relive the glory days once more.
West Indies had lifted the primary two World Cup titles in 1975 and 1979 and it took 33 years for the workforce to assert one other ICC title when Darren Sammy had guided them to the 2012 T20 World Cup crown and repeated the feat 4 years later.
“Most of the youngsters we have now probably don’t quite understand what cricket means to West Indians in the West Indies and abroad because cricket is the only sport that really unites Caribbean people,” Ambrose advised Talk Sports Live.
“This is no disrespect to the players we have now because we have a couple of guys who have some quality in them and can become great, but what we have to understand is that I don’t think we will ever see those great, exceptional glory days again.”
The 57-year-old, who claimed 405 wickets in 98 Tests between 1988 and 2000, stated it’s tough to search out gifted cricketers from the island nation these days.
“It’s going to be difficult to find another Viv Richards or a (Demond) Haynes and (Gordon) Greenidge, a Brian Lara, Richie Richardson, you know, a Malcolm Marshall, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, and the list goes on and on, Clive Lloyd,” Ambrose stated.
“It’s going to be extremely difficult to find those quality players again.”
Ambrose stated West Indies workforce can enhance their ICC rankings however gained’t be capable of dominate the best way it did within the 80s and 90s.
“When we were the best team in the word, West Indians all over the globe could walk and boast about how good we were because we were the best, so it’s going to be difficult to see those glory days again,” he stated.
“Yes, we can be competitive and climb up the ICC rankings and be a force to be reckon with again, but those glory days, I don’t think we will see them again.”