Samuels is looking to fuel his inner fire in order to perform better for the West Indies
West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has admitted that in order to show his true potential as a player, he has to learn how to manage his anger better.
Samuels, who has been involved in a number of controversies in the past, stated that his time to shine as a cricketer would come soon.
Samuels, displayed outstanding batting performances throughout the Test series against England, even though the West Indies went down to a 2-0 loss.
But Samuels, noted that the loss against England in the Test, ODI and Twenty20 series is motivating him to perform even better in the upcoming series against New Zealand.
The all-rounder has had his share of troubles throughout his career, one where he was banned for two years for passing information on to bookmakers, while his bowling action during this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) was thoroughly analysed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for any illegal actions.
Critics of the all-rounder have blasted him for not really having that much passion towards the game, due to Samuels only scoring two centuries in the 37 Test matches he has played since 2000.
The Daily Mail, quoted Samuels as saying: “Over the years I’ve been plagued with all sorts of issues and problems with people I regard as evil but I always knew that my time to shine would come, I have always had a lot of fire burning inside but I’m managing that fire well at the moment. I’m going out there and transferring that fire on to the field and I’m very happy to be showing what I can do, I use every disappointment to build me as a person and not let anybody get me down. I use all of them to motivate me, and I know, that if I can overcome all the obstacles put in front of me, I can get to where I want to go.”
Samuels, also mentioned that he intended to put more effort into improving his game, so that he can prove his critics wrong.
“I see myself going up a hill. It will take time to reach the top, but I am willing to put in the time to get there,” he said.