We have no choice, but to fight: Marlon Samuels

Published: Nov 07, 2013, 02:11 IST | Dhananjay Roy

The West Indies, who have become synonymous with unpredictability, were at it again at the Eden Gardens yesterday.

Having done all the hard work in the morning, Darren Sammy’s men showed little appetite to slug it out in the afternoon when the Indian bowlers were enjoying an impressive run.

Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels

They collapsed in a heap, managing only 98 runs for the loss of eight wickets to fold for 234 and are staring at an uncertain future on a pitch which looks to have nothing for bowlers.

But Marlon Samuels, their top-scorer (65) yesterday, is convinced they will come out and fight hard on a day when the whole world will train its eyes on Sachin Tendulkar.

“We have no choice. We will sit down and discuss the mistakes we made, but we will fight and hope to get early wickets tomorrow morning,” said Samuels with dejection oozing from his demeanour. He was at a loss of words to explain the infamous Windies collapse. He was bowled by Mohammed Shami.
 

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