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Former West Indian legend Richie Richardson has spoken in support of the current West Indian side and defended the men from the Caribbean despite a lackluster performance Down Under. Richardson said that Jason Holder’s team had the ability and talent to bounce back from the dead and lead the revival of cricket in the West Indies.
“If I didn’t think so I wouldn’t be here,” Richardson said about West Indies’ ability to fight back. “You never say die. “We need a concerted effort from everybody in the Caribbean. We need to create that culture we had many years ago. “It’s not going to be easy but it can be done.”
Richardson also said that when West Indies performed well, people called their attitude as “cool”, but now the same attitude is being termed as “laid back”. “But we were doing well so people saw it as being cool,” Richardson told ABC Radio.
“Now the same sort of approach and attitude is ‘they’re not interested’ and stuff like that. “There are times when the guys look a bit down but generally in the training sessions the guys are very lively and upbeat. “We’re working hard to try and get things right. “The guys try their best. They could probably give a little bit,” Richardson said.