“Especially T20, you must call it India’s game”- Darren Sammy backs India to win the T20 World Cup

In 2012, under Darren Sammy’s leadership, the West Indies won the World T20, their first world title since the 1979 World Cup.

The former West Indian captain led the islanders to another title, at the 2016 World T20 in India, thus becoming the only captain so far to have won the World T20 twice.

The 38-year-old allrounder exclaimed that a few teams have copied the West Indian style of play which had previously assisted them to lift the T20 World Cup titles on two consecutive occasions, and India’s chances in the upcoming World Cup in Australia.

Sammy told journalist Vimal Kumar in an interview on the latter’s YouTube channel.

He further stated that teams like England, India, and even Pakistan have further remodeled the ‘West Indian approach’

“A few teams have copied the way we played and remodeled it. It’s like if you have an app, you have to keep updating that app. They’ve copied some of our models and fine tuned it, just like England for example, and we (West Indies) as a team have stuck with that same model as well.

“All the other teams as well, they have a method of playing, which is not only about six-hitting now, but the ability to rotate strike as well. England, India, and Pakistan have done it pretty well,” remarked Sammy.

Also, Sammy Hails the Indian captain Rohit Sharma for his leadership skills.

“I love the way he captains. That’s why Mumbai Indians have been one of the most successful IPL franchises. He is not a ‘him-first’ but a ‘team-first’ type of captain. When you have a leader that could motivate men, it doesn’t matter who does the job for the team, the team comes first. And Rohit Sharma comes across like that to me.”

When Asked if he thinks India can win the T20 World Cup? he said

“Look, in any format, especially T20, you must call it India’s game. They have the method of IPL franchise but the matches will happen in Australia where we are going to get bounce and the square boundaries are bigger and it will be very challenging, but you could never count out India.”

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