Mumbai—West Indies’ right-handed batsman Lendl Simmons (he is a nephew of team coach Phil Simmons) had enough luck on Thursday when he was survived on three occasions but still had his bat on winning both the match and the Man of the Match award.
On Friday morning India time, Kelvin Williams, his local coach in Trinidad was busy watching the highlights of the match.
Speaking exclusively over telephone from Trinidad, he says, “On Thursday, luck had something to do what he has done on a match day. But you make or create your own luck through the opposition”.
“I have known Lendl for a number of years while coaching Trinidad and Tobago senior cricket team. So we have developed a friendly but constructing relationship”.
“Lendl is one of those individuals that whatever he put his mind to be, does it extremely well. It is reflected in his batting, bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping”.
“He has the ability to do what he has done in this match”.
“He is a family-man. Lendl has wife and two kids”, the coach signed off.
Williams also coached the national team.