'My father is not Courtney Walsh' - Hayden Walsh clarifies the rumours

‘My father is not Courtney Walsh’ – Hayden Walsh clarifies the rumours

Hayden Walsh took two important wickets in 2nd T20I against India

Hayden Walsh Jr. West Indies
Hayden Walsh Jr.. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)

Hayden Walsh, the right arm spinner from West Indies had a great stint in this season of Caribbean Premier League. He played in nine games and grabbed 22 wickets in the T20 Tournament. The national selectors picked him in the T20I series against Team India on the basis of his prolific form with the ball. However, there was confusion between the fans over his father that he cleared in the post-match conference of 2nd T20I.

The right-arm spinner bowled a brilliant spell in Trivandrum and registered brilliant bowling figures of 2/28. He took important wickets of Shreyas Iyer and dangerous Shivam Dube, who had mustered 54 runs of 30 balls. Moreover, he was one of the main reasons for restricting India to a total of 170 runs.

Hayden Walsh recalls a hilarious incident

During the match, netizens started asking Hayden Walsh on social media if he is the son of West Indian great Courtney Walsh. The same question was asked to him during the post-match conference as well. In reply, he clarified that he is not the son of the former cricketer although he has a similar surname.

Hayden also recalled a hilarious incident that happened during the Canada T20 league. Walsh also recited about his career being a roller coaster ride. He stated that he is working hard to get on to the top in international cricket and he just wants to play cricket for his national squad.

“I was playing in the Canada T20 league and someone called me Courtney Walsh (laughs). So yeah. People my father is not Courtney Walsh. But I guess now they will now find out who I am and who is my father,” Yeah, it has been like a roller-coaster ride for me. As you can see, I have been working hard trying to find my way to the top into international cricket. Just to be here and perform in a game is just. I am over the moon,” Hayden Walsh said in the post-match conference.

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