The captain of the West Indies, Rovman Powell, stated that they were playing for the Caribbean people after winning the five-match T20I series against India.
West Indies proved to be the better team in the 20-over series and prevailed by eight runs in the fifth T20I game. After scoring 61 runs off of 45 balls to lead the Men in Blue in the first innings, Suryakumar Yadav set a goal of 166 runs.
A strong partnership between Caribbean batsmen Nicholas Pooran and Brandon King in the second innings enabled the home team win the game. India lost the series because they were unable to take wickets.
Rovman Powell couldn’t help but show his emotion at the post-game presentation when he noted that it’s hard to describe the experience with adjectives and that they were aware it was a significant series.
Powell added that the team had a meeting following the fourth T20I loss.
It’s challenging to describe with adjectives. They were aware of how important the series was. It’s a major deal to defeat India. Definitely, the emotions are intense. We sat down and had a meeting last night after we lost. We discussed the fact that we were performing for Caribbean citizens and that we had to do so, according to Rovman Powell.
Powell gave Nicholas Pooran accolades and claimed that he was the team’s key player against India in the fifth game. Powell applauded the bowlers for getting rid of a formidable batting lineup.
“We got to our feet and discussed how crucial Nicholas was to the team. They must labor just as hard as the batters surrounding them. The bowlers deserve praise as well for removing the strong batting lineup. Powell added Rovman.
Many thanks to the fans who attended in large numbers: Theodore Powell
The captain of West Indies claimed that the Caribbean fans were not only absent from the stadiums but also from the social media platforms where the supporters were active.
“The fans of the West Indies are constantly with us. not just in person but also online through social media. It demonstrates how much more cricket means to Caribbean people. A big thank you to the supporters for showing up in such large numbers,” Powell said.
Notably, this marks India’s first defeat in a five-match T20I series.