Samuels should know better – Windies batsman risks ruining his legacy

By Ricardo Chambers and Donald Oliver October 28, 2020

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has set the sports world alight with furious, foul-mouthed tirades directed toward England all-rounder Ben Stokes and iconic Australia spinner Shane Warne.

The World Cup-winning batsman came out firing, after a discussion during which Stokes revealed that enduring two weeks of quarantine in New Zealand had been difficult.  Stokes had returned to the country to visit his ailing father, during the interview, he revealed that he had insisted he would not wish having to go through quarantine on his worst enemy, not even Marlon Samuels.

In a fiery response, Samuels called Stokes a ‘bitch’ and made lewd remarks regarding the player’s wife.  He went on to state that he was being targeted for his ‘superior back skin.’

It is unclear what caused the Jamaican to include the Australian in the conversation, but Samuels brought up a salacious alleged incident involving a girlfriend of the Aussie during the 2000 tour of Australia, later claiming he was ‘begging jobs in cricket.’

This isn’t the first time the controversial Samuels has been in the spotlight this year, after attacking West Indies captain Jason Holder earlier this year.  The batsman is the winner of two World Cups but is this behavior ruining his legacy.

 

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