India vs West Indies: Loss, loss situation for West Indies; only captain Jason Holder stands tall amid the ruins


IN JUNE 2011, The Cricket Legends of Barbados museum had organised a meet-and-greet plus seminar with former opener Seymour Nurse, the late Tony Cozier and then West Indies Academy coach Carl Hooper. In the audience was the entire Academy team, including their captain a young Jason Holder. After the three Caribbean legends had held court with glorious reminiscences, the floor was thrown open to the audience to ask questions. It was Holder whose hand went up first. The question from the earnest-faced future West Indies captain, then just 19, was about leadership and the legacy of West Indies cricket. And he chipped in with a couple of views of his own, earning him applause from the entire crowd and nods of appreciation from the guests on stage.