Friday, July 19, 2019 | ePaper
It hurts to see the West Indies struggle: Ambrose
West Indies slipped to their third loss of the ICC World Cup when they failed to defend 322 against Bangladesh at Taunton on Monday (June 17). Jason Holder's sides is now wallowing in seventh place with 3 points from five games and have the enviable task of winning rest of their four games if they hope to make the semifinals.
West Indian fast bowling legend Curtly Ambrose was in the commentators' booth at the County Ground in Taunton to see his national team crumble to a seven-wicket loss in spite of putting up a fighting total. Ambrose, who picked up 405 Test wickets and 225 ODI scalps in a glittering career, is sad to see the steady decline of the two-time World Champions in international cricket.
"Of course it hurts to see the West Indies struggle. Once upon a time, you were the best team in the world for many, many years. I used to play. I know what it's like to be the best team," Ambrose was quoted as saying in Bangladesh newspaper Daily Star.