India is my ‘hunting ground’, says Marlon Samuels

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“I scored my first century in India and during a couple of other tours I went there and scored a lot of runs, so you can call it my hunting ground”

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has branded India his “hunting ground” since he had “scored a lot of runs” there, including his first Test century.

Samuels also called on the West Indies to “try and pull off a win in India”.

“It’s very important for the team to try and pull off a win in India,” Samuels was quoted as saying by the Jamaica Gleaner. “It’s never easy to win in India, but over the years I have set a lot of goals and achieved them; some didn’t go as planned, but as you know, I scored my first century in India and during a couple of other tours I went there and scored a lot of runs, so you can call it my hunting ground.”

Samuels noted that the team-building exercises the West Indies are currently involved in are extremely important as it will help them “move forward and improve”.

“It’s different,” he admitted. “It’s out of our comfort zone so to speak. In any team you need team-building, not everyone is going to get along, not everyone will be friends after their careers are over, but team-building exercises are always important for any team to move forward and improve.”

The 32-year-old was also pleased to be named West Indies’ Player of the Year.

“It was another wonderful year for me to get Cricketer of the Year,” he said. “It shows that I am consistent and that’s how I want it to remain, it’s a great achievement.”

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