Even Windies team with Lara couldn't win Test series in India: Captain Holder

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 10, 2018, 07.44 PM(IST)

Jason Holder Photograph:( AFP )

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The 'Men in Blue' finished the game in three days as the spinners bundled out the inexperienced Windies batsmen twice in four sessions. 

West Indies team lost their first Test by an inning and 272-run to India at Rajkot. The 'Men in Blue' finished the game in three days as the spinners bundled out the inexperienced Windies batsmen twice in four sessions. 

Post the crushing loss, former West Indies players criticized the players, who batted irresponsibly in the first Test. 

Taking a dig at the critics, skipper Jason Holder on Wednesday stated that even Caribbean team of the 90’s that included legendary Brian Lara, couldn't win a Test series in India.

"We are playing the No.1 team, India, in their backyard. And history would show we haven't won a Test match here since 1994 and if you look at the players who came through West Indies cricket - I think Brian Lara and these greats have been playing all that time."

Recently, former West Indies captain Carl Hooper was critical of youngsters in the island nations being only interested in T20 contracts but without taking names, the current skipper presented a contrarian view.

"Again, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just focus primarily on what I have to do and what the team has to do. There's no point worrying about what people have to say because people will always have to say (something or the other).

"The only way we can silence the critics - or try to silence them because I don't think they'll ever shut up - is by playing cricket."

"A lot has been said about this Test team in particular; things that I am not in agreement with. Because we have beaten top sides in the last two-three series we've played. We probably haven't won as many series as we'd like. Within the last year, I think we've won two out of four or five series we've played. So I don't understand why people would be this harsh towards us."

Holder believes that efforts should be made to popularise Test cricket among youngsters.

The visitors will play their second and final Test against India on Friday.