A couple of days after blasting chief of National selection panel,Courtney Browne, West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has admitted that he has no choice but to accept the selectors’ decision to keep him out of the squad for the West Indies tour.
Ramdin took to twitter to express his frustration after being told by Browne that he did not have a good average to represent West Indies in Test. In a series of tweets, he lambasted Browne.
What a rainy day,lil heads up for shotta 80 fans wouldn't be playin in test series vs https://t.co/ARBmbMneQx chairman says my avg isn't Gud
— Denesh Ramdin (@shotta8080) July 6, 2016
It seems the batsman has finally accepted his fate. Talking to Jamaican radio station Power FM, Ramdin said that while he was initially surprised by the decision, he has now moved on.
“I haven’t felt any pressure for the last three or four years,” Ramdin said. “I felt a bit surprised, but I have no choice but to live with the decision of the higher authority. I don’t own cricket, and, well, I have to go back to my game in the regional four day-set up and come again.”
“It seems like I’m not a senior player who has done well over the years. But I’ve been down that road before and come back and done very well, so I think the process is easy.”
In his last two Test innings, Ramdin scored 59 and 62 in Australia.West Indies have not played any Tests since that Australia tour which they lost 2-0. In their last international assignment, the ODI tri-series last month, Ramdin scored 197 runs at an average of 28.14.
Elaborating the conversation between him and Browne, Ramdin said: “The chairman called me and he explained to me I would no longer be in the four-Test series coming up against India.
“He said over the past five-six years my averages haven’t been where they should be as a Test player so they need someone else to fill that position and do well for the West Indies.
“I’m pretty disappointed with it; any player would be disappointed. That was said to me that I have to get back in the four-day regional set up and score runs again.”
Ramdin has played 74 Tests and has scored 2898 runs at an average of 25.87.