London: West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has said he is managing his inner fire well nowadays after facing various controversies in past, and is confident his time to shine would come soon.
Samuels, who has provided hope for West Indies with his world-class batting in two Tests that have again ended in defeat, believes he is using every disappointment of the past to motivate himself these days.
The eccentric all rounder’s past has been marred by a two-year ban for passing on information to bookmakers and doubts over the legitimacy of his bowling action.
His critics have also slammed him time and again for not caring enough about his contribution, a record of just two Test centuries in 37 matches stretching back to 2000, reflecting that.
“Over the years I’ve been plagued with all sorts of issues and problems with people I regard as evil but I always knew that my time to shine would come,” The Daily Mail quotes Samuels, as saying.
“I have always had a lot of fire burning inside but I’m managing that fire well at the moment. I’m going out there and transferring that fire on to the field and I’m very happy to be showing what I can do,” he added.
“I use every disappointment to build me as a person and not let anybody get me down. I use all of them to motivate me, and I know, that if I can overcome all the obstacles put in front of me, I can get to where I want to go,” he said.
Samuels further added: “I see myself going up a hill. It will take time to reach the top, but I am willing to put in the time to get there.”
First Published: Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 15:50