It is my first time in Trinidad and Tobago, and what a sight it is to behold, with it's long winding roads of lush green rain forests and mountains, to driving along the coast of white sands and blue waters. But there is more, they often say the people make a place and here in Trinidad the culture the vibe the friendly fun loving people make it what it is.
The day started off bright and early with me going to the ground at 7am for the 4th ODI between India and the West Indies. West Indies looked like they were surging ahead in this series and it was an absolute must win for India, if they intended to stay in the series. A lot of pressure was on the the captain Virat kohli who was taking over from a injured MS Dhoni.
The stage was set for a atmospheric nail biting match, but nothing could have prepared me for the energy in the stands and the entertainment in between. It did not matter that after a while India surged forward and took control of the game, this crowd was here to support the culture of Trinidad and dance and party even if it was a sinking ship towards the end.
The rain stopped play for about 45 min and I took this opportunity to go and watch a bit of the Sri Lankan practice and interview Mahela Jayawardene, who in my opinion is one of the best opening batsmen to date and a gentleman on and off the ground, its always an absolute pleasure to interview him, be it fun or serious.
When I got back the game was back in full swing and India were playing for the bonus point in which they got with ease and class, and the crowd continued to sing and dance right till the end.
Queens Park Oval was just one of the most beautiful and picturesque grounds and I cannot wait to come back here on Sunday where it is another sold out match.