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‘Sweet Victory!’ – Pierre Hails West Indies Historic Win

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Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre took to Facebook to hail the West Indies Cricket Team after their ‘remarkable’ victory in Australia after 27 years.

Pierre declared that West Indians worldwide were celebrating.

Fast bowler Shamar Joseph, dubbed the wounded warrior, bounced back after retiring hurt on Saturday while batting to devastate Australia.

Joseph, who took seven wickets for 68 runs, helped to deliver an eight-run upset on the fourth day of the second test in Brisbane.

Prime Minister Pierre lauded the feat.

“What an amazing display of sportsmanship, topped off with the well-deserved Man of the Match and Man of the Series titles,” Pierre wrote regarding the 24-year-old Guyanese.

He described the West Indies win as a ‘sweet victory’ and ‘truly inspiring’.

“Congratulations to the West Indies Cricket team,” Pierre stated.

Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, also joined in the congratulations.

“What a stunning performance from Shamar Joseph with the ball! Despite his injury, he picked up 7 for 68 to lead the West Indies to victory against the world’s number-one test team,” Ali wrote on Facebook.

Former West Indies captains Daren Sammy and Brian Lara were also among those who lauded the team’s performance.

Australia needed 156 runs, and the West Indies required eight wickets when play resumed on Sunday.

The two-match series ended as a 1-1 draw, with Australia retaining the Frank Worrell Trophy.

However, Shamar Joseph told reporters it felt as though the West Indies had won the series.

Photo: Shamar Joseph celebrates (From President Ali’s Facebook page)

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5 COMMENTS

  1. We have to be consistent in our love and support for the West Indies Team. Some of us call them The Best Indies when they win, and call them The Worst Indies when they lose. Love Is Not Love When Alterations Finds, Or Bends With The Remover To Remove, It Is An Ever Fixed Mark That Looks On Tempest And Is Never Shaken, William Shakespeare.

  2. If any good came out of this win for the west indies men’s cricket team them this man have just spoiled it. The blight just just bring a new blight on the team.

  3. Since the exit/retirement of great Richard Richson the WI suffer a steady decline. The few world cup we won was just to keep our game in the list but we fadeed to the point of no return. Consistency is a major challenge a win is a win a draw is draw, I’m happy that the break the blight before the 3 decade pass. We need to do a lot more and all I begged for is consistency. Eg. We can loose a 5-1 series but if the 4 is a draw the opponent going to consider there win was a fluke because they couldn’t overide you mental stamina. Congrats.. let reshape the future. Remember what Maxwell did to make auzzie win when Afghanistan was about to know them out of the world Cup. He stood by the crease as a wounded lion but never give up the fight.

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