Clive Lloyd became the captain of the West Indies in 1974, took over the team for 11 years
Lloyd said – We have to decide whether people call us entertainers or professional cricketers
Sports desk Around the 1970s, only two cricketers in cricket were considered to be the powerhouse of cricket – Australia and England. Talking to the West Indies, cricket was meant to play only on the seashore. Whenever the West Indies team went on tour, it was said that – Look, Calypso cricketers have come to the entertainment (the music of the West Indies is called Calypso) to entertain.
It was believed that these are 11 boys, and no team. In 1974, the team's command was given to Clive Lloyd and the West Indies cricket changed from here. Clive transformed 11 calipso cricketers into a team. Clive, disappointed by the defeat against Australia, told the team- "We have to decide whether people call us entertainers or professional cricketers. I ask the bowlers how much runs they need on the board? I will give But I should win. We have to win. '
Lloyd gave Greenidge, Viv Richards chance
In which time the Australian bowlers used to throw balls that bounce the front batsmen to the jaws, Clive brought the bowlers like Roberts, Holder, Holding to the team at that time. The batsmen like Greenidge, Viv Richards gave chance. Clive told the bowlers that if the bowlers scare our batsmen with a bounce, then we also get to bowl the ball.
In the 1975 World Cup, the West Indies team won the World Cup
After this, English cricketer David Steele had said that I had seen such bowlers in a team other than England and Australia for the first time, whose ball was uprooted by the pitch. The first sample of Clive's captaincy was the 1975 World Cup victory in the World Cup. Australian and English batsmen were seen duck for the first time before the West Indies bowling.
Greenidge scored 253 runs in 1979 World Cup and Richards scored 217 runs
Similarly, in the 1979 World Cup, Lloyd dropped his batting position. This gave Greenidge and Richards an opportunity. Greenidge scored 253 runs in the World Cup and Richards scored 217 runs. In the same period, Viv Richards presented an example of unbelievable batting. In the semi-finals, Greenidge scored 73 and Hans scored 65 against Pakistan.
Viv Richards made 138 runs in the final
In the final against England when the West Indies lost three wickets for 99 runs, Viv played an unbeaten 138 not out from 157 balls and made the team a champion for the second time. Richards later said that, as the effect was on Clive's team, he did not see any other captain with the same effect.