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Victory a family affair


Victory a family affair

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IF ANYONE BELIEVES that it was noisy in the West Indies camp as all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite blasted four sixes from four balls for the boys in maroon to score a seeminlgly impossible 19 runs in the last over to take a record second World T20 title, then the noise at the Brathwaites’ home in Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church, was off the charts.

With dad Chesterfield, mum Joycelyn and 16-year-old sister Riana sharing the living room with over a dozen neighbours, the screams could be heard from far away as Carlos, affectionately called Ricky, made the impossible look so easy thousand of miles away in Kolkata, India.

Twenty minutes after the screams and celebrations had ended at the home, people were passing the Brathwaites’ and blowing horns or just dropping in while the phone calls started to come from all over the world with messages of congratulations.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.