Odean Smith, the West Indian all-rounder refused to apologise for a dent to fellow teammate Sheldon Cottrell’s car- the Range Rover, which was parked in the facility where Smith hit a six in the first ODI against Ireland.
Speaking in a post-match discussion with commentators Ian Bishop, Niall O’Brien and Daren Sammy, Smith was asked by Bishop very cheekily whether he will apologise to his teammate for denting his new range rover. Answering it, Smith said, “No, that was just unfortunate. He’ll fix it and as I said it was unfortunate and probably parked in the wrong area! (cheeky smile).”
The first ODI, which was played at the Sabina Park in Jamaica saw West Indies beat Ireland by 24 runs and Odean Smith, who made his international debut, also played an important role in the game with both the bat and the ball. While he scored a crucial 18 off just 8 balls, an innings which included two sixes, to take his team to 269, with the ball too, he picked up two wickets by giving away just 26 runs in 5.1 overs.
Cottrell, who is a Jamaican, was not part of the playing XI and had come to watch the game with his car which was actually not parked in the proper parking space when the ball dented it.
The two teams will now face each other in the second game of the three-match series at the same venue on Tuesday, January 11th.