HEADLINE: Holder defends Gabrielís swipe

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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5/16/17 6:33:04 AM 

ROSEAU, Dominica – Captain Jason Holder has sprung to the defence of Shannon Gabriel, whose late rush of blood resulted in a series defeat to Pakistan on the final day of the decisive third Test yesterday.

With West Indies battling to save the match late in the evening, number 11 Gabriel survived just over half hour at the crease in a last wicket stand with century-maker Roston Chase, to frustrate the Pakistanis.

But with just one ball left to negotiate in the penultimate over of the day, Gabriel suffered a rush of blood, missed a swipe at leg-spinner Yasir Shah and was bowled for four, to hand the hosts a 101-run loss and a 2-1 defeat in the three-Test series.


Shannon Gabriel’s swipe and West Indies batting generally, ensured Misbah ul-Haq (waving flag) and Younis Khan (waving) created history in their final game for Pakistan.
“We’ve just got to give him encouragement. Up until then, he was doing an outstanding job, he’s done an outstanding job for us in this entire series,” Holder told reporters.

“He’s bowled his heart out. He’s gotten a match-winning haul for us in Barbados (second Test), he bowled his heart out in Jamaica (first Test), he bowled his heart out here in Dominica.”

He continued: “A lot of people don’t know where Shannon came from. Shannon started cricket quite late and to see the progress he’s made. I’ve been able to be with him in the HPC (High Performance Centre) and coming into international cricket, Shannon has made tremendous strides.


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link Real-cricket Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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5/16/17 7:01:50 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Great move captain

link Cornfused Joined: May 2, 2007
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5/16/17 7:51:54 AM 
Well done Cappo

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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5/16/17 8:17:20 AM 
At least he didn't say the player should be shot

Captain, your team did well against good opposition.

The gang and you need to be congratulated since we see the progression.

link bobby Joined: Feb 14, 2003
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5/16/17 9:24:26 AM 
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Well done, Cappo. But not really necessary. Only idiots would lay blame on Shannon. It should never have come down to numbers 9, 10 & 11. Blame those who were picked to bat. Or blame the WICBandits for destroying cricket in the region so that the cupboard is now empty.
Or blame the selectors for packing the team with inexperienced players, one behind the other. Especially since all we can see from these players is that vulgar, bad word associated with Carl Hooper - potential.

link londoner Joined: Mar 4, 2003
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5/16/17 9:52:19 AM 
In reply to bobby of course he should be blame. There was no excuse for that shot. One ball left, that ball should have been left alone. Its is as if has West Indies needs only to draw to escape from group of death. And went after that shot. He would say that wouldn't he. Plus they need to tell him that needs to spend more time polishing up batting. This is not an inter island game. Its a test match.

link sunfish Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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5/16/17 11:04:53 AM 
Captain had to stick by him despite his idiotic swipe at the wrong time.

link lion Joined: Apr 1, 2003
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5/16/17 11:17:03 AM 
One of the problems with us in the Caribbean is that we are quick to endorse mediocrity. We have to hold these players responsible. Cricket is a team sport not a one man show. One good act by a player does not nullify a moment of stark madness resulting in severe loss to the team. Shannon Gabriel should be suspended for at least a series. If he was out to a good ball, we would have simply said …‘touch luck’. To the contrary, he threw away his wicket after a valiant effort by his team mates. By his wild and ill-advised action, he contributed in no small way to West Indies demise, a historic first series win to Pakistan in the Caribbean, a loss to Chase on being named Man-of-the-Series etc etc etc. In short Shannon Gabriel should be disciplined! The captain who has come out in his defense should also be disciplined. These players should understand what this means to cricket lovers of the Caribbean.

link bobby Joined: Feb 14, 2003
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5/16/17 11:51:26 AM 
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How did the batsmen get out? Gabriel is not a batsman.

link Cardiac Joined: Aug 20, 2009
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5/16/17 12:28:09 PM 
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What should happen to the top order bats that left Gabriel in that situation? I absolutely hated Gabriel at the time of the incident. I'm sure he got a cold reception and a dressing down post match and that shot will haunt him for a long time to come. But what Holder did deserves credit because he would have given his strike bowler a vote of confidence and I'm sure Gabriel will look to make amends the next time his cappo gives him the ball.

link Star Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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5/16/17 12:30:39 PM 
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Only idiots would lay blame on Shannon. It should never have come down to numbers 9, 10 & 11. Blame those who were picked to bat

Are you for real?

Going by your superior intellect, Gabriel should not be allowed to bat because he was not selected on the team to bat.

Sometimes one gets a true picture of who the idiots are by simply reading the rubbish they post on this forum redface redface redface

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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5/16/17 12:35:03 PM 
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Gabriel is not a batsman.
... really? ... suh we only allow 10 to bat?

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5/16/17 12:35:35 PM 
In reply to Star... Simple!

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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5/16/17 12:36:16 PM 
Commendable Cappo ... we will give him flack on your behalf. big grin

link WestDem Joined: Jan 21, 2009
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5/16/17 12:36:59 PM 
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That was one of the DUMBEST post ever on this and any MB....no wonder you post here very rare....tek yuh keyboard and fack off with yuh claiming to be a cricket lover!

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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5/16/17 12:40:27 PM 
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That was one of the DUMBEST post ever on this and any MB
... really? You a newbie?

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5/16/17 12:49:30 PM 
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big grin big grin big grin

link jelfew Joined: Jan 15, 2004
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5/16/17 12:50:09 PM 
I have not seen where the captain "Holder defended Gabriel's swipe". Can someone show me please.

link lion Joined: Apr 1, 2003
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5/16/17 1:15:09 PM 
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Deal with the subject and forget the personal attacks .... Each batsman is made aware of the state of the match and the series. Gabriel needed to continue to do what was working for him, besides he's not a front-liner… Make the bowler work for the wicket, don’t give it away… and everything else with it…

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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5/16/17 1:18:20 PM 
“He’s bowled his heart out. He’s gotten a match-winning haul for us in Barbados (second Test), he bowled his heart out in Jamaica (first Test), he bowled his heart out here in Dominica.”

That's a lot of heart he got ... what about some brain?

link lion Joined: Apr 1, 2003
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5/16/17 1:24:45 PM 
In reply to Cardiac

With respect to the state, having 7 balls to go before the end of the match, it didn’t matter if it was #1 or #11. One’s action at that point has to be without question… If he had hit a 6, he would have been praised by some for going over the top with all those men around him… He should have told himself… ‘I dare not take the chance’…

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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5/16/17 1:33:55 PM 
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lol lol lol

link Baje Joined: Dec 10, 2002
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5/16/17 2:29:10 PM 
In reply to Cardiac
What should happen to the top order bats that left Gabriel in that situation? I absolutely hated Gabriel at the time of the incident. I'm sure he got a cold reception and a dressing down post match and that shot will haunt him for a long time to come.


His teammates would have given him a warm welcome. They are a team. They are sportsmen. They can imagine how badly he would be feeling

link Baje Joined: Dec 10, 2002
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5/16/17 2:30:44 PM 
In reply to lion
Each batsman is made aware of the state of the match and the series. Gabriel needed to continue to do what was working for him, besides he's not a front-liner… Make the bowler work for the wicket, don’t give it away… and everything else with it…


We know that. It is the suspension for a series that folks like me are wondering about.

link Baje Joined: Dec 10, 2002
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5/16/17 2:31:32 PM 
In reply to Kay
You are just bad

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