“I’ll Never Stop”: Ex-West Indies Star Shuts Down Critic, Calls Himself ‘Ambitionless Teenager’

Feb 10, 2024

Responding to a troll who criticized him for his commentary, former West Indies cricketer and commentator Ian Bishop explained why he will never stop praising and promoting the performances of emerging players through his platform. Bishop, who played 127 international matches and took 279 wickets for the West Indies as a fast bowler from 1988–1998, became a commentator after his retirement. His powerful commentary, charismatic voice and iconic quotes have earned him immense popularity among fans over the years. A key feature of his commentary is his knowledge of emerging cricketers and how well he encourages them after good performances.

Recently, Bishop had to be the victim of trolling during the ICC U19 World Cup semi-final between Pakistan and Australia on X (formerly Twitter).

One user had said, “Ali Raza is a superstar… Says @irbishi on Raza taking his eighth wicket… Cliffhanger this #AUSvPAK is shaping up to be semi.”

On this, another user commented that Bishop has a habit of making everyone a 'star', he made a 'remember the name' call of the commentators for all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite after he led West Indies to the ICC T20 World Cup title against England Mentioned. After hitting four sixes on four balls of the last over.

The user said, “Yes Ian Bishop makes every other player a superstar, remember what Brathwaite said “Remember the name” now. Don't start putting every other player's future stars on your horse.”

To this, Bishop responded on Friday that as a teenager who got a chance in senior cricket, he was “ambitious and adrift” and it was the words of senior players like Phil Simmons, Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner and Michael Holding who Made him believe in himself. , He also said that he will never stop passing on these words to other rising stars.

“When I first played senior cricket with Phil Simmons against Marshall, Garner and later Holding I was an unambitious, wandering teenager. I heard him say nice things about my game. It inspired me myself. But I was inspired to believe. I will do it.” Never stop giving it to others,” Bishop said.

Notably, India will take on Australia in the final of the ICC U19 World Cup in Benoni on Sunday.

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