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There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on – Sunil Narine on his chances of making West Indies comeback

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Written by Abhishek Patil

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine said that he is hopeful of making a comeback for the West Indies in the future. Narine made his debut for the Caribbean team way back in January 2011, but has only taken part in 122 matches at the international level.

Since August 2019, the veteran off-spinner hasn’t got the chance to don the national jersey. Despite not playing for nearly three years, Narine hasn’t lost hopes of staking his claim back into the national setup.

The 34-year-old Narine said that it is tough for him to stay on the sidelines and watch the West Indies play.

“There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on, which I don’t really want to get into, but I mean, everybody would love to represent their country. It’s a hard thing watching them knowing that you want to be part of it and you’re not part of it,” Narine was quoted as saying in Cricket Monthly.

“Things happen for a reason and hopefully, in the future, I’ll be wearing maroon again, but until then, I’d still love to play for the Windies. We shall see when that opportunity comes, but there will never be a no for West Indies,” he added.

Narine has picked up 21, 92 and 52 wickets in Tests, ODIs and T20Is respectively, with five four-wicket hauls and four five-wicket hauls to show for his efforts.

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