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‘WI team with Lara couldn’t win Test series in India’


Holder
 HYDERABAD, Oct 10: West Indies skipper Jason Holder Wednesday took a dig at his team’s critics, pointing out that even a far superior Caribbean outfit of the 90’s, including the legendary Brian Lara, couldn’t win a Test series in India.

West Indies last drew an away Test series against India way back in 1994 when Lara scored 91 at Mohali. However, that was the only Test series that Lara played in India.

When asked about critics lashing out at their horrendous show in the first Test against India in Rajkot, Holder said: “We are playing the No.1 team, India, in their backyard. And history would show we haven’t won a Test match here since 1994 and if you look at the players who came through West Indies cricket – I think Brian Lara and these greats have been playing all that time.”

Recently, former West Indies captain Carl Hooper was critical of youngsters in the island nations being only interested in T20 contracts but without taking names, the current skipper presented a contrarian view.

“Again, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just focus primarily on what I have to do and what the team has to do. There’s no point worrying about what people have to say because people will always have to say (something or the other).

“The only way we can silence the critics – or try to silence them because I don’t think they’ll ever shut up – is by playing cricket.”

The all-rounder, who is yet to get fully fit for the second Test, looked clearly unhappy with all the barbs thrown at his inexperienced side. – PTI

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