But what do them West Indies selectors boy?
They have to be mad to leave out Sunil Narine. And on top of that, that vindictive West Indies Board announce it on the same day he take six wickets against Guyana in the Oval. You know, the boy gone and take four more — that is ten in the match — in the second innings, take the last wicket to win the match to boot and now have to stay home and play some coonoomoonoo one-dayer this afternoon when jokers like Shane Shillingford and Veerasammy Permaul go be in Barbados getting ready for the first Test against Zimbabwe tomorrow.
You know what it is? Politics! It could only be politics. Ent it obvious? The second Test is in Dominica next week and they don't want to make the hometown pick look so blatant, so they pick Shillingford the pelter for Kensington Oval, and then after West Indies mash-up this mingpiling Zimbabwe side, they go say they can't change a winning combination and them Dominicans go get what they want and they go full up the stands in Windsor Park.
And they really playing the politricks with Permaul. I mean, this man captain Guyana in the Caribbean T20 two months ago and was the biggest liability in he own side! But you know what? They done gone and keep Clive Lloyd out of the West Indies Board presidency race and they know the people down there vex no arse already, and on top of that, they want to play the first Test against Pakistan at Providence in July and they give the Guyana Cricket Board until the end of this week to make a decision.
So what better way to kiss up to them than to include Permaul, Narsingh Deonarine (another lucky pick) with the only Guyanese who deserve a play — Shivnarine Chanderpaul? They real good you know. They real good.
What the hell you saying that it have to do with horses for courses? That Narine catch he nennen to out anybody in the Tests against Bangladesh three months ago (three wickets for 343 runs), and that I don't understand how different it is to be bowling in T20 cricket and five-day cricket? What happen? A fella can't have two bad matches and allyuh want to get rid of him? Is really true what they say how the rest of allyuh outside there don't like Trinis at all, at all, at all. I sure they wouldn't-a try that with anybody else.
How you mean they do worse than that to Shillingford? Yes, I know he take ten wickets in the Test in Dominica against Australia last year and then they leave him out for the next match, but that was different. That first Test against England was at Lord's in May. The place cold, cold. The ball swinging, not spinning. So don't mind he from Trinidad and Tobago, it was an eminently sensible decision to play fast bowler Shannon Gabriel in the final 11. And you want to compare that with what they just do to Sunil? Chalk and cheese man, chalk and cheese!
So what if I call Shillingford a pelter? I lying? How you expect me to say the same thing about Narine? Where you was when he went to Australia to fix he action? Them scientists down there have all the latest technology and they bright too bad. Look how they fix up Marlon Samuels. People used to say he would a give Keshorn Walcott competition in the javelin throw, but look at him now. Is all in the flick of the wrist. I know you wouldn't appreciate these finer points in the art of bowling because you too busy hating on the Trinidad boys.
You know what? I think we too nice. For decades we letting people all over the place say all kinda thing about we even though we propping up the whole of Caricom. And now that godfather Chavez gone, watch how all them prime minister go be asking Kamla to switch back on the Trinidad ATM and how they go give we all the work when the next hurricane clean them up.
Enough is enough man. What we should do is boycott. Yes, boycott. Is time we show the rest of the world what we really made of!
How you mean the only boycott we Trinis does take on is the one who used to open the batting for England? That we even watch we own people get licks from police outside the Oval in 1986 when they was protesting about Graham Gooch being in the England side, even though he went with the rebels to South Africa a few years before? You ain't feel them fellas who get they head buss wish they had pack in the ground like the rest of we to see Gooch make a brilliant hundred?
And don't bring up the time in 1994 when we was supposed to stay home because they leave out we boy Phil Simmons. Some of my pardners cuss-up Mikey Holding good good and they 'buse Tony Cozier so bad he decide to hide in the press box. On top of that, Walsh and Ambi bowl out England for 46 and we win the match. I sure even Phil didn't miss action like that.
But hold on a minute. You here legally? Keep asking these doltish questions and I sure we could find room for you in the detention centre.