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IPL 2014: Sunrisers are known for being a family-oriented team, says Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy will look to keep up his good showing for the Sunrisers. © IANS
Darren Sammy will look to keep up his good showing for the Sunrisers © IANS

Apr 14, 2014

West Indian captain and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder Darren Sammy spoke about his preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL), and admitted that while it was disappointing to see the rain gods favour Sri Lanka in the semi-final clash between his team and the eventual world champions, he was happy that cricket won in the end.

In an interview with Gulf News Sammy said, “I’ve got over it. When we left home for Bangladesh, we wanted to defend our title but we could not control the weather. From the semi-final, god was smiling on Mahela [Jayawardene] and [Kumar] Sangakkara. Though I won’t say my prediction came true, it was nice to see Sri Lanka win the tournament. It was disappointing we were not in the final but ultimately cricket was the winner.”

Sammy, who is the vice-captain of the Hyderabad side, went on to talk about the IPL. “It is a great feeling to be playing the IPL, as it is an amazing tournament. Most players around the world look forward to be part of it.

“What IPL does is, players who were part of my team [in Bangladesh] will be competing against me and my team-mates — who were part of the opposite team — will be now my own team-mates and competing together,” said Sammy.

On being asked about the pressure attached with being a captain, Sammy said, “There is always pressure — whether you are a captain or a player. Whether you play for the national team or franchise, you always have to go out and do well. There is pressure but it all depends on how you handle it. I enjoy the game whether I am playing for West Indies or Sunrisers. I just go out and give the best and enjoy it.”

Sammy signed off by talking about his IPL side. “The team looks a very balanced one as we have a few experienced guys, some very good internationals and Indians as well… We have players from all over the world and when you come into a dressing room like this, it is important to gel well. Sunrisers are known for being a family-oriented team. Last year, we developed a good chemistry with the guys we look forward to do that again.”

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