Hayden Walsh has to keep reminding everyone that he is not a progeny of one of West Indies’ pace bowling team. He says, “People, my father is not Courtney Walsh”. However, after an outstanding performance against India, the 27-year-old leg West Indies spinner is very sure and confident that he will now be able to gain his own individual identity.
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The West-Indies spinner, Hayden Walsh, after the match, said, “I was playing in the Canada T20 league and someone called me Courtney Walsh he laughs. So yes people my father is not Courtney Walsh. But I guess now that they will now get to know about who I am and who is my father. Walsh, who had figures of 2 for 28, and he had wickets of Shivam Dube and Shreyas Iyer.”
He took a wicket of the Dube, who was on a rampage, with a good ball outside the off-stump, a trait he has grown up with while bowling to southpaws like Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran.
“I used to do bowling practice a lot with Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran in the nets. I was a bit confident when I came into the match and had to bowl for Shivam Dube,” Walsh added.
He was very happy and confident as he is finally making a mark in international cricket.
“Yeah, it has been like a roller-coaster ride for me. As you can see, I have been working really very hard and trying to find out my way to the top into international cricket. Just to be here and perform in a game is just. I am over the moon,” he continued.
He attributed his consistent show in the Caribbean Premier League as one of the reasons behind his success.
Walsh stated that “I did perform well in the Caribbean Premier League and it was very much obvious to come and caught in the selectors’ eye. I bowled a lot in the nets and it helped me here.”
He wouldn’t mind IPL teams taking note of his performances but the primary goal will now be to win the series. “Yeah well, the main thing is more important to win the series. The goal is just winning this series and to help our team do their best,” Walsh added.
When questioned if winning the toss was important for West Indies, Walsh responded by saying, “Yeah, I think the toss as you saw in Hyderabad, it was very crucial because of the dew factor. I don’t think dew was much of a factor today. But as we know that we were going to bowl first, and we have such a strong bowling team. Once we do well, we would be able to restrict them to a good total.”