Prajakta Pawar in Centurion
Want to end on a high: Bravo
Batsman hopes to be back next season
Trinidad & Tobago’s CLT20 2012 campaign ended with their loss to Yorkshire in their very first game in the qualifiers. Opting to bat first, they lost early wickets, but the 93-run partnership between Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin helped salvage the T&T innings. Although the scorecard shows a six-wicket loss, it was a hard fought game between the two sides.
A disappointed Bravo, who had played a crucial 45-run knock, spoke to clt20.com after the game.
Excerpts from the chat:
You played a good knock to stabilise the innings. Did the loss of early wickets cost you?
We got off to a poor start. It was difficult to get on but I thought getting to 148 was pretty good. But Yorkshire played really well and deserved to win today.
What do you think went wrong while defending the total?
It was a good batting wicket. Our only chance was picking up wickets but we weren’t able to do that today. It is really unfortunate that we lost this game. We need to continue believing in each other.
Although the result of tomorrow’s game against Uva Next doesn’t have a bearing on the competition, you will be playing for pride
It is always pride and passion that we are here to play for. We have a lot of young players in the team so hope they get a chance to show their talent. We want to end on a high, so hopefully tomorrow we can regroup and come up with a win.
T&T keep playing in the CLT20. What is your secret?
As a team we set our standards very high and hopefully next year we would be back again. Everyone will gain from the experience. Let’s hope that in the next CLT20 we will be back and be a force to reckon with once again.