KOLKATA (AFP) – Carlos Brathwaite played down his notable six-hitting rush which drove the West Indies to the World Twenty20 title on Sunday, wanting to pay tribute to man-of-the-match Marlon Samuels.
Brathwaite, a strapping 27-year-old Barbadian all-rounder, downplayed the West Indies requiring 19 off the last over to crush Ben Stokes for four progressive sixes.
The four-wicket win gave the Caribbean side a second World Twenty20 title yet as feature star Chris Gayle tumbled, Brathwaite rose up out of the shadows to complete on an undefeated 34 off 10 balls.
He had before taken 3-23 as England made 155-9.
With bat and ball, they were his profession best figures in the diversion s most brief structure in simply his eighth amusement.
“Today Marlon Samuels assumed liability immediately and played a phenomenal thump,” Brathwaite said.
“He did it in 2012 and I knew the length of he was there toward the end he would get us home again 2016.”
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy saluted his improbable saint who came in with his group on 107-6 in the sixteenth over.
“In each diversion, someone ventured up and assumed liability and to see Carlos play like that in his introduction World (Twenty20), it s simply huge,” said Sammy.
Brathwaite has yet to genuinely set up himself as a worldwide star.
He made his Test debut against Australia a year ago and has played only two matches, taking one wicket and making 130 runs – 59 on introduction in Melbourne and afterward a 69 in Sydney.
He has played seven one-day internationals since 2011, making just 71 runs and asserting three wickets.
Brathwaite could be a feature creator again one month from now when he shows up for the Delhi Daredevils in the cash turning Indian Premier League.