Darren Sammy trolls Tino Best after he compared Holder and his pace with Deandra Dottin

Darren Sammy trolls Tino Best after he compared Holder and his pace with Deandra Dottin

Dottin has 9 wickets and 115 runs from four matches in the Women's World T20 so far.

Deandra Dottin
Deandra Dottin. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

The Windies women have been at their best in the ongoing Women’s World T20 2018 at home and one player who has been a key contributor in their fairy-tale run so far is Deandra Dottin. Cousin of former Caribbean cricketer Otis Gibson, the 27-year-old batting all-rounder has been in good touch both with the bat and ball in the tournament and even the pace she is generating has earned her accolades from male players – current and former.

The Barbados cricketer started her campaign in the Women’s World T20 with a bang by picking up five wickets for as many runs against Bangladesh and at the end of the group stage, has 9 wickets and 115 runs from four matches. She also picked up the woman of the match award in two out of those four games – against Bangladesh and England – as the Caribbeans ended up as the table toppers in Group A with four wins.

The hosts will play Australia, the second position-holder from Group B, in the first semi-final in North Sound on November 22. India, table toppers in Group B with all wins, will take on England in the other semi-final also in North Sound the next day.

Windies male pacers pull each other’s legs after Dottin performance

Dottin’s pace excited fellow male Caribbean fast bowlers. Former pacer Tino Best praised her in a tweet but also pulled the legs of two other Windies pacers – former captain Darren Sammy and current skipper Jason Holder – saying the woman bowler was delivering faster than both of them.

Sammy did not lose the opportunity to reply and told Best in his tweet that he could never be as good a bowler as Dottin. Sammy’s reply left the social media in splits.

Dottin, who made her international debut a decade ago, has played 114 ODIs and 106 T20Is, taking a total of 118 wickets besides scoring almost 5,000 runs. She is the Windies’ fourth-highest wicket-taking bowler both in ODIs (63) and T20Is (55).

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