West Indies’ leading Test cricket wicket-taker Courtney Walsh has been enjoying the job of Banladesh cricket team’s bowling caoch and for him it is a dream job in which he wants huge success.
The 54-year-old was set to leave the island for Australia for a training camp with Bangladesh, but stayed on in Jamaica to attend the 12th annual Courtney Walsh Awards for Excellence on Wednesday night.
West Indian legend, Walsh played 132 Test matches for his country and currently working with Bangladesh cricket team under a contract of 3 years.
Walsh said to The Gleaner on the award ceremony, “I have got three years down there with them so I don’t know what is going to happen after that, but I am not going to say yay or nay. I am happy to be where I am and I am happy to be able to have the experience to sort of round off something I have always wanted to do or enjoyed doing.”
While talking about his own country, he said, “If the chance comes to represent the West Indies at some point in time in that capacity, it’s something I will seriously think about, but at this present time, where I am is where I am.”
The bowling great describes himself as an enthusiastic coach who is very adaptable, ready to learn and helping and working with other people to improve, the challenge to help others to get better, as well.
Courtney Walsh lastly said, “A lot of people were saying that it’s (Bangladesh) a spin country and I shouldn’t be there, but I am happy to be there, and play my part, and I think that once they play to their true potential. I will just play my part as best as I can and hopefully reap some success.”