Sammy is entitled to his opinion: Pybus responds to criticism
Windies interim coach Richard Pybus responds to all the criticism which started to flow ever since he was announced as the interim coach.
Pybus, who once the head coach of Windies has come back to his former team once again this time as an interim coach. However, he didn’t have a happy memory with the Caribbeans and he was also in that Windies side which abandoned their 2014 tour of India.
One of the famous critics of Pybus’ appointment has been former captain Darren Sammy as he responded to a CWI press release that referred to Pybus as “the architect of the West Indies trifecta of 2016 World Cup titles”
However, talking during the first press conference after his arrival in Windies, Pybus said he sees criticism as a part of the game and insisted that Sammy can remain entitled to his opinion.
“Darren Sammy is entitled to his opinion. You’ll have to ask him about that. Criticism is part of the game, part of the tapestry and the drama around sport. We’ve just got to get on with the job really. I don’t really want to unpack the past.”
Windies are all set to play a full-length series against England starting with the Test series from January 23. And just after the arrival, Pybus face a serious challenge and a serious job in hand to wake up the struggling Windies side.
The coach insisted his side is motivated and up for the challenge and so as he –
“The team are very focused, positive and motivated. You guys will write your stories, create a bit of an angle and drama but, from my side, I’m not really worried about that. The guys are focused on the series coming up. There are no issues. I don’t want to sound too ‘zen’ but I’m really focused on the first day coming up and making sure we’re ready for it,” Pybus concluded.