Ramdin disappointed in dismissal
PORT OF SPAIN – Denesh Ramdin has admitted to being a “little disappointed” after being sacked as Test captain but said he now plans to focus on his family, improving his batting and providing as much support as he can to his replacement Jason Holder.
In explaining the decision to replace Ramdin, chief selector Clive Lloyd said they wanted him to produce more with the bat.
“When I look back at it in addition to being captain, there were a lot of times I went in to bat with not a lot of runs on the board and a lot of wickets falling and plus sometimes after keeping for a day and a half and then having to come in and bat after an hour,” the Trinidad Express newspaper quoted Ramdin as saying.
“It is really tough but I guess I will have a lot more time to relax more and to focus more on my side of things.”
Ramdin experienced a poor run with the bat during his tenure as captain, managing just 472 runs at an average of 22, with two half-centuries.
And with the tour of Sri Lanka beginning next month, he said he was already working on improving his batting with the aim of getting among the runs.
Ramdin led the side for just over a year during which time he faced tough series against the likes of England and Australia. West Indies managed to draw the three-match series against England after falling behind 1-0 but lost both Tests to Australia.
“He (Holder) has handled himself quite nicely in the One-Day series and in the World Cup, so hopefully he can take that over to the Test team. He is a very good guy to work with. “He will just have to learn from his experience and the senior guys around him will have to guide him.” (CMC)