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'Remember Who’s Winning International Tournaments': WI Coach Takes Jibe At India's ICC Title Drought

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The lack of an International Cricket Council (ICC) title in India's cabinet his 2013 has been a concern for former players and fans. With all the talent in the system, Team India under both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have struggled to win an ICC trophy, despite coming inches closer on a few occasions, respectively.

Former West Indies captain and winner of two ICC T20 World Cups, Daren Sammy has taken a jibe at India's inability to win titles. Sammy, who is the head of the Windies white-ball sides, is currently engaged in a five-T20I series against India, which the Rovman Powell-led XI leads 2-1.

Speaking on Vimal Kumar's YouTube Channel, the former Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) player did laud upcoming talents like Yashasi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, and Sanju Samson. 

Here's what Sammy said

"When you the see the players they’ve been able to produce, Hardik Pandya, (Yashasvi) Jaiswal all the guys they produced over the years but you must also remember who’s winning the international tournaments.

Like I said, Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Sanju Samson who didn’t play, he’s been performing. Hardik Pandya who’s young but he is seasoned in the team. Again, it speaks of the system they have that keeps producing these youngsters,"

The 39-year-old praised Jaiswal, in particular, who made his Test debut against West Indies last month, smashing 266 runs, while also crediting India's domestic system. 

"Jaiswal has 1800 runs in first-class cricket in nine matches, nine hundreds, and then he comes to Dominica in his debut game, and he looks like he belonged at the international level. That comes from the standard of first-class cricket in India that is allowing the youngsters, when they come in, to be ready for international cricket," 

Meanwhile, the fourth T20I will be played on Saturday in Florida, with West Indies looking to wrap up the series and gain an unassailable 3-1 lead.