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Geoffrey Boycott believes this West Indian Test team is the worst in last 50 years

It is very embarrassing: Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott
Former Yorkshire and England batsman Geoffrey Boycott. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Former England opener and renowned commentator Geoffrey Boycott lashed out at the current West Indian squad, which is presently locking horns with the English side, and tagged them as worst Test side he has seen in the last 50 years. West Indies lost the 1st Test match at Edgbaston comprehensively as they were dismissed twice within a day to hand an innings victory to the home side.

After posting a daunting total of 512, West Indies could only manage totals of 168 and 137 in the first and the second innings respectively. Alastair Cook and Joe Root had a field day at work as the left hander posted 243 and the English captain scored 136. Boycott seemed hurt with the current states of maroon caps and used words such as ’embarrassing’ to describe the team.

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“This West Indies lot are the worst Test match team I have seen in more than 50 years of watching, playing and commentating on cricket. They can’t bat and can’t bowl. I take no pleasure out of saying this as I played against some of the greatest players the world has ever seen wearing the maroon cap of the West Indies,” wrote Geoffrey Boycott according to his column in The Telegraph.

It is very embarrassing: Boycott

“It is a cricketing tragedy to see the West Indies like this and there is no gloating over them losing. We all want England to win Test matches but we should not be euphoric about this. It is just sad to see a once-proud cricket Test team lower than any I have ever seen before,” further augmented 76-year old Yorkshireman.

“I was with the team for two years as bowling coach and we tried to educate them about our heritage. I tried to tell them what West Indies cricket meant. I talked about the pride and passion in representing the region and our people. I could talk to them all day but once they stepped over that rope they were on their own and if they were not prepared to listen, it was simply a waste of time. It does hurt. And it has reached a point where it is very embarrassing,” concluded Boycott.

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