'Cricket was not my first love'
Curtly Ambrose was the scourge of several batsmen but he might have never played cricket had his mother not insisted as much as she did. His first loves were basketball and football. He spoke to Mid-Day after being knighted on Malcolm Marshall's influence, bowling to Sachin Tendulkar and the future of West Indies cricket.
With all the cricketers I see now, they are not so talented, not as great as the players before them. I don't see us getting back to those glory days. I am not saying we will not be number one again, but we will not see the kind of players we had before ... I wish to see West Indies cricket get better. I believe that when West Indies cricket is strong, it is good for world cricket. I just hope and pray that we get the right nucleus of players to take our cricket back to the top. It requires hardwork. We will have to make some changes to this team and start to blood some younger players so that in a few years' time we are able to compete with the best teams.