Richards says Windies can ‘walk tall again’ following T20 WC win

London: Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards has said the Caribbean can witness a return of their glory days under the able leadership of Darren Sammy after their monumental Twenty20 World Cup win in Sri Lanka.

Richards is delighted by the World Twenty20 triumph earlier this month and believes cricketing confidence in the region has received a well-timed and richly deserved boost.

“Winning a tournament of that nature will ignite the spirit again — and winning in cricket is what it is all about,” the Sun quoted Richards, as saying.

“The younger generation in the Caribbean love the Twenty20 format and will be inspired,’ he added.

“West Indies cricket is on the road back — winning should create the confidence that you need in other formats of the game. We can walk tall again,” he said.