Kemar-Roach with his teammates
Kemar-Roach along with his teammates (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

West Indies quick bowler Kemar Roach, after equalling former pacer Michael Holding’s tally of 249 Take a look at wickets, stated that stats retains him going. Roach additionally shared that he goals to get his three hundredth wicket within the subsequent two-three years. The 33-year-old obtained his 249th wicket within the first Take a look at in opposition to Bangladesh at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.

Roach, talking about equalling Holding’s tally, stated that he was a “proud man”, including that to match one of many legends of the sport goes to indicate he was up there. He added that he desires to maintain going and believes that he has obtained extra wickets in him. ”Clearly, he is likely one of the legends of the sport and to equal him simply goes to indicate I’m just about up there,” stated Roach, who was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

Put my title up there and clearly in historical past: Kemar Roach

Roach admitted that he wished his title in historical past and would like to be among the many greats. The Barbadian has already had a stellar Take a look at profession selecting up 249 wickets in 72 matches and 130 innings at a mean of 26.81 with 10 five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul. He has additionally been the decide of the bowlers within the ongoing Take a look at match in opposition to Bangladesh, selecting up seven wickets for 74 runs within the sport, together with his five-wicket haul within the third innings.

”Proud man,” stated Roach, on equalling Holding’s tally. ‘Stats man, stats (maintain me going) and cash too however stats positively maintain me going and I like to be amongst the good. Put my title up there and clearly in historical past and so due to this fact that what I’m going for.”

”300 wickets is one thing that I’ll attempt to get in two-three years,” stated Roach. West Indian quick bowling nice, Curtly Ambrose additionally backed Roach to get to the landmark, “He ought to get 300 Take a look at wickets.” For the time being, solely 5 West Indian bowlers have a greater document than Roach, after Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, Malcolm Marshall, Lance Gibbs, and Joel Garner.