Cricket: Ramnaresh Sarwan calls it a day – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
The stories flow like honey on a freshly baked bun. They are nostalgic and tell of a young man in his prime dispatching the ball to all parts of the boundary. He is nimble, has eyes like the jaguar of his island and is unafraid to take on the opposition. The cricket stories are endless and they will become part of his legend.
But there are other stories that are seldom told. Kishan and Kumarie are standing in the line at Piarco Airport in Trinidad. An immigration officer spots them. He approaches the couple, takes their passports and ushers them to a secluded room. The television is on and the officer says, ‘ you can watch your son bat. I will be back later.’ Ramnaresh Sarwan tore into the opposition at Queens Park Oval on that day.
He brought victory to West Indies as his proud parents watched the game at the airport. In September 2016 Sarwan retired from all forms of cricket. His retirement should not go unnoticed. Sarwan has legions of fans that will sing his praises. They will say that he is among the best batsman that West Indies has produced. He is fleet-footed, sees the ball early, and is unafraid to go for the hook. But Sarwan was more.
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