(Antigua Observer) Legendary West Indies batsman and former captain Sir Viv Richards said he “felt sad” after learning that all-rounder Jason Holder had been left out of the 15-member T20 World Cup squad.
Holder was however part of the reserves alongside Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder and Akeal Hosein.
According to Sir Viv, despite what many may think of Holder’s captaincy in the past, there is no denying he is one of the best players currently available in the region.
“I felt maybe it could have been a misprint and then hearing the news as well you think you were not hearing right at that particular time. We may have our issues with Jason when he was in charge as captain of the team, but we can never doubt the individual’s ability and his talent and I just felt sad that someone with such ability couldn’t make a West Indies T20, so that suggests to me that we must be seriously blessed with talented individuals the caliber of Jason Holder,” he said.