The Best is yet to come for Windies
On Sunday night we saw both a glimpse of the past and the future. At 9/283, the West Indies were again battling to post a competitive total.
With Tino Best striding to the wicket, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Windies innings would have ended immediately.
Tino Best, however, chose to disagree.
His innings of 95 not only delivered an entertaining exhibition of skill, but put many cricket fans back in touch.
Back in touch, that is, with the joy that is West Indies cricket.
Best played with not only skill, but a competitive joy that would have made any West Indian legend proud.
This joy was not only captured in his play, but also in his determination to harass, frustrate and defy an England side which expected a roll-over.
The sight of Best unloading verbal tirade after tirade at both English bowlers and fieldsmen reminded many that although their skills are down at the moment, West Indies still play with pride and passion.
His score of 95 was the highest Test score ever posted by a number-11 batsmen.
It’s true when they say the West Indian side is struggling.
But there is hope if Caribbean cricketers continue to play in the manner Tino Best played on Sunday night.
Excuse the pun, but the best is certainly yet to come.