News International – ‘Shai Hope is class’: Sobers

KINGSTON, Jamaica: West Indies batsman Shai Hope has come in for effusive praise from the legendary Sir Garry Sobers, who said the 25-year-old was “class”.

Summary

  • ‘Shai Hope is class’: Sobers KINGSTON, Jamaica: West Indies batsman Shai Hope has come in for effusive praise from the legendary Sir Garry Sobers, who said the 25-year-old was “class”.
  • Sobers –- widely recognised as one of the game’s greatest all-rounders with 8032 runs and 235 wickets in 93 Tests for the Windies –- was immediately impressed by Hope the first time he saw him, when he spent a few weeks coaching the Windies side.
  • “I saw him when the president (of Cricket West Indies) asked me to come down and do some coaching with the team for four or five weeks,” Sobers told Sky Sports.
  • However, Sobers noticed a few things in Hope that he could help make better.
  • “He had one shot that I didn’t want to take away from him because he played it all the time,” said Sobers.


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