Chase labels Holder as ‘legend’ of the game
Windies spinner Roston Chase, who picked up 8 wickets to demolish the English side has hailed his skipper Jason Holder as a legend.
Coming into the Test match as the favorites, England were absolutely stunned by the Caribbeans courtesy of tremendous pace attack, Holder’s magnificent double-century and Chase’s eight-wicket.
Chase, one of the heroes of the Test match had words for full of praise for the Windies skipper and gave credit to him for showing the true character to score a double-hundred.
“Jason is a legend in my eyes, a long-time friend, I believe in him and he believes in himself on the field. Could have been no greater feeling than to see him do that double-hundred yesterday. I thought he was going to give it away for a bit, but he really showed the true character that he is, so I’m really happy for him and for my friend Shane Dowrich, who came through for the team,” he said.
It was all about the Windies pacers in the first innings as the pace-attack picked up all the ten wickets to knock out England for only 77 runs. While it was Chase in the second innings, who crushed the visitors in the second innings with an outrageous bowling figures of 8-60.
And Chase revealed that he knew looking at the pitch, he would come into play in the second innings.
“Looking at the wicket, I always thought I would come into play in the second innings,” he said.
“The quicks set it up for us in the first innings and Mushy told me I’m going to have to bowl 25 overs in the second innings, to get my mind ready for it, so I was always prepared to do some work, to give the pacers a rest. I started to pick up some wickets and it went from there,” he concluded.