West Indians infuriate legend Curtly Ambrose after their shocking performance
Ambrose suggests it was painful to watch Windies against England
Former legendary fast bowler from West Indies, Curtly Ambrose, who terrorized opposition with his swing, pace, and bounce along with his partner Courtney Walsh at the other end, was seemingly agitated following a dismal performance from the Maroon Caps against the home side.
The West Indian giant who made batsmen dance to his tunes appealed for a greater competence from his compatriots on the field rather than exhibiting timidness. The number eighth rank side in Test had no answer to the home side as the batting unit collapsed twice in a single day to hand an innings victory to the English side.
In the field, they were made to chase leather for almost two days as Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Dawid Malan made merry of the toothless attack of Windies. Cook scored a mammoth 243 while Root added 136 to the English total of 512. The match ended in just three days even in spite of England batting the majority of first two days.
Ambrose used adjectives like pathetic and embarrassing to describe WI
“In the end, it was totally embarrassing, I never saw any aggression from the West Indies players throughout the three days. There was no belief that they could compete, let alone beat England. They seemed to be waiting for England to make mistakes and at this level that is not going to work. Trust me, it was painful to watch,” wrote Curtly Ambrose according to his column in the Daily Mail.
“What happened at Edgbaston is nothing new. This has been going on for a number of years so I cannot say I was really surprised. Nobody would have criticised them if they had come out and just played aggressively, showed passion and pride and had a real go at upsetting England,” added the disappointed former fast bowler from Antigua.
“Instead, all I saw was a timid team with bat and ball throughout the three days. They just did not look as though they believed they could compete. It meant they simply threw in the towel. You have to back yourself and believe in your ability,” concluded Ambrose.