“Know it was coming but…”: Andre Russell reacts to West Indies coach’s “can’t beg” remark cricket news

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Soon after the West Indies coach Phil Simmons Unhappy players, star all-rounders preferring to play in T20 leagues more than representing their countries Andre Russell took to Instagram to respond to his comments. “It hurts. There’s no other way to put it. But what can you do? I don’t think I should beg people to play for their countries. I think if you represent the West Indies Want to, you’ll make yourself available,” Simmons was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. Russell took to Instagram to share a photo of a news article on Simmons’ comments and captioned it “I know it’s coming But I’m gonna keep quiet!!!”

Russell booked his caption with the clap emoji at the beginning and the angry emoji at the end.

Russell featured in 67 T20Is and last represented West Indies in the format at the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Players like Russell and Narine – who have not played for the Windies since 2019 – are part of several domestic leagues such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League and of course the Caribbean Premier League.

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Phil Simmons said, “Life has changed, people have opportunities to go to different places and if they choose it over the West Indies, that’s it.”

West Indies are currently in the middle of the T20 series against New Zealand.

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