West Indies skipper – Jason Holder added detail about how his team is adapting to new coaches and new systems every time there’s a change in management, especially after hearing the news of Stuart Law resigning from his post as the head coach of the West Indies.
"It's difficult. We have had a number of coaches in the last five years. And I must commend the guys because they have really been professional to be able to adjust to each and every coach that we've had.
"A lot of people don't understand what goes on behind the scenes. And that's pretty much an example of the things the players have had to deal with. Credit must go to the individuals in the group because despite who coaches the team, we are still judged on the cricket that we play. But all this has a part to do with the cricket that we produce.
"But that's life. I think Stuart has brought a different dynamic in terms of professionalism. He's obviously tried to implement certain structures and certain methods, which we needed to change, and credit really must go to Stuart Law for that. Hopefully, whoever comes in, we could just settle on a coach for a little while longer and build something positive for the next couple of years."
On being asked for the reason behind the Windies heavy defeat against India at Rajkot, here’s what Holder had to share.
"We're playing the No.1 team, India, in their backyard. And history would show we haven't won a Test match here since 1994, and if you look at the players who came through West Indies cricket - I think Brian Lara and these greats have been playing all that time.
"Sure, we probably haven't won as many series as we'd like. But within the last year, I think we've won two out of four or five series we've played. So I don't understand why people would be this harsh towards us.
"But everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just focus primarily on what I have to do and what the team has to do. There's not point worrying about what people have to say because people will always have [something] to say. The only way we can silence the critics - or try to silence them, because I don't think they'll never shut up - is by playing [good] cricket."
The second and final Test of the series will begin on the 12th of October in Hyderabad.
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