Pope John Paul

Pope John Paul II, who was born Karol Józef Wojtyła in Poland, has been in the news lately for his close relationship with a married woman, which lasted more than three decades. He died in 2005 but these documents revealed the other side of the man. His letters exchanged with the Polish-born American philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka had been kept away from public knowledge for years. While the media world especially in Europe is going gaga over this intense friendship, let us now move to Pope, John and Paul — three teenagers who have made the Caribbean cricket proud.

Gidron Pope is a big opening batsman from St Vincent and the 19-year-old have done exceedingly well at the top in the Under-19 World Cup. Not only he scored runs at almost 39, his strike-rate was over 107. Ryan John is 18, bowls medium pace and hails from Winward Islands. He picked six wickets in the series at 22.66. Keemo Paul, still 17, is the youngest of the lot. The Guyanese all-rounder with his medium pace claimed seven wickets at 21.42 and scored runs at 41.50. Despite his heroics, he will be remembered for his infamous Mankading incident against Zimbabwe.

The three were pictured celebrating during the tournament final against India with their surnames appearing in the right order, makes the picture worth of a share. Renowned cricket statistician Mohandas Menon shared it. Hope West Indies’ Pope, John and Paul will make it big in international cricket.