England in West Indies 2009 March 22, 2009

We have to keep positive and focused

Chris Gayle:

Hey everyone,

Everyone was extremely disappointed after what happened at the first ODI in Guyana. I must say we were all a bit depressed going home after the game. We really did think we won that game, then to learn after a few minutes that we lost by one run was crushing. Like I said before, at this point in time, we can’t dwell on the past. We have important games coming up and we have to keep positive and focused.

I will be having a team meeting with the guys before the second ODI and we will openly discuss what happened on Friday and what we need to do to draw level. We have to take it step by step. At the end of the day, we are all professionals and we must behave as such. We have to win the rest of the matches and put Friday behind us. We can’t let it demotivate us and dampen the high that we have been on during the entire series. So we will come up with a gameplan and strategy to win the ODI series and truly put this behind us.

We have bounced back from tougher situations and we can do it again. England is definitely hungry for a victory and have finally got on the winning sheet. This will no doubt boost their confidence and they will be coming at us harder, so we don’t have time to feel bad. We have to bounce back now. We just want to even things out on Sunday. It will be a very competitive game.

For the remaining ODIs we will be coming out strong while sticking to our gameplan. We are all going to continue to put in our 110%. I hope our fans continue to support us and we promise to give them something to cheer for.

Well that’s all for now! Stay tuned as I, along with other West Indies cricketers, will be keeping our diary of the series.