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    Jacobs slams Lara in parting shot

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    Jacobs slams Lara in parting shot
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    shame ridley has to be so spiteful although he does have a point, i think he owes more loyalty to lara, lara had great faith in jacobs and showed this by putting him high up the order to places as high as 4. Shame to see it has come to this imo.

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    Who knows... Ridley doesn't strike me as someone who'd say something like that just to prolong his limelight...
    And equally just because he thinks it's true doesn't mean it is.
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    I think it is very interesting that he has said it now, when it is no big secret that Lara preferred Browne over him for the ODIs in the Champions Trophy...... Till then, he was conveniently quiet. I think this is just a case of Ridley taking out some of his frustration on a man who was partly the reason for dropping him from the side. IF it was ALL about Lara, then pray tell me why he even dropped himself down the order to let the in-form Jacobs bat above him? I didn't think it was a good strategy, but I don't think there was any selfishness there.....
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    Well... if you're not out of nick it makes sense (from a personal and team POV) to let someone else bat above you... doesn't it?

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    And when you are out of the side, it makes even more sense to dish it out about your captain and sell your story and earn a few bucks, because you can't earn them through cricket anymore, as you have been dropped......

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    Personally Jacobs never said anything that we didn't already know.

    If the West Indies team actually played as a team they could potentially achieve great success, but I guess that isn't always easy with the different islands Lara or whoever is captain could do no wrong in studing Sir Frank Worrell's captaincy. He was able to actually get the West Indies to play as a team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    And when you are out of the side, it makes even more sense to dish it out about your captain and sell your story and earn a few bucks, because you can't earn them through cricket anymore, as you have been dropped......
    Yet, as I've said, I don't think Ridley is one to do that sort of thing.
    Nor do I think his being dropped, especially for Courtney Browne (a right-hander, of decidedly less ability), was the right decision and he'd be justified if he did feel aggrieved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Personally Jacobs never said anything that we didn't already know.

    If the West Indies team actually played as a team they could potentially achieve great success, but I guess that isn't always easy with the different islands Lara or whoever is captain could do no wrong in studing Sir Frank Worrell's captaincy. He was able to actually get the West Indies to play as a team.
    Clive Lloyd, too. And Viv Richards, while he simply continued the job Lloyd had been doing for so long.

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    Never rated Lara as someone who is able to inspire or motivate others.. Hence the West Indies being a bit of a one man show..
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    Nope, anyone who thought Lara could be a good captain was kidding themselves.
    Anyone got a better alternative? Anyone seriously think Chanderpaul is any better? Because, for the reasons Liam pointed-out in some thread, Chanderpaul is certainly not cut-out to be a leader.
    Indeed, the question must be asked - who has been (from The Caribbean) from 1995?
    Richie Richardson was surely the last good captain West Indies had.

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    Jimmy Adams was a totally outstanding bloke, but I don't think he made a great skipper.. I guess it was RR..

    Is Sarwan not considered to be a good leader? Can't say I like him at all, but he seems to be in a good position to be a capt..

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    Yeah I guess Sarwan's the best option for the job. Wavell Hinds maybe if he could stay in the team.

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    The fact that Ridley Jacobs made comments on a team mate right after he retired from cricket shows more about his character than any thing about the captaincy skills etc of Lara.

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    But as a player "in the team" would you want to blurt out against the captain? Wouldn't that result in getting into his wrong eye?

    To me, if Jacobs always felt the same way about Lara, it makes perfect sense that he opened his mouth now when he has retired.

    Mind you, I'm NOT saying I think Lara is selfish. I'm just advocating that Jacobs shouldn't be blamed for trying to earn limelight or a few bucks, nor should his character be judged based on this.
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