West Indies captain Darren Sammy got a rousing applause from members of the media as he entered the conference arena with his pads still on. He said, It feels better to hit a guy, who was talking a lot.

This was in response to Australian James Faulkner’s comment that he didn’t like the West Indians. “Cricket is a game of action. It all happens in the field. It feels good to come good when it matters.

“I believe this win will hurt them (Australians) and Faulkner certainly wouldn’t like the West Indians,” Sammy said after his 13-ball 34 almost shut the door on the Australians in the ICC World T20.

Faulkner had said earlier that he did not like the West Indians and Sammy had retorted that he didn’t pay heed to what the all-rounder had to say.

About playing two dot balls, he said, “I knew I had to hit sixes. But then we are known as a six-hitting team (referring to Suresh Raina’s comments before the India vs West Indies game).

“Happy to have crossed the line today as the match was important for both the teams.”

About Chris Gayle’s angry ‘Gangnam dance’, Sammy said, “Chris is the leader of our dancing group. We play with flair and love to celebrate our success.”

Sammy’s winning hit was the ‘Helicopter shot’. Asked about it, Sammy replied, “I would have been out had I missed the line. As far as the ‘Helicopter Shot’ is concerned, it will remain Dhoni’s shot and not mine.”


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