Colombo: Darren Sammy is among the coolest of captains, with his approach to cricket and to life itself being devoid of complications.
That comes through even if you have a brief interaction with him. So it was on Tuesday morning, as the West Indies captain prepared to have breakfast at the Taj Samudra.
“Labels mean nothing... People can say what they like, but the only thing which counts is the performance on the field... Nothing more, nothing less,” Sammy told The Telegraph, when asked to comment on the West Indies being regarded by many as the favourites for the 2012 World Twenty20.
Premier spinner Sunil Narine, meanwhile, is “excited” that he’s on the verge of playing his first major tournament.
Speaking exclusively, Narine (the ICC’s Emerging Player of the Year awardee) said: “I’m excited... There’s no pressure...”
Narine, however, declined to talk about opting to play for the IPL winners, the Kolkata Knight Riders, and not his native Trinidad & Tobago in the upcoming Champions League T20.
“Nothing, please,” was Narine’s reaction.