IND vs WI: Motivated to be best version of me, I’m driven that way, says Jason Holder
IND vs WI: West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder has said that he is motivated to be the best version of himself.
Holder opened up on how he prefers to work with the youngsters, what the West Indies need to improve in order to perform better against India, and how he shuts out the outside noise. Three T20Is between India and the West Indies will begin on Wednesday evening at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The West Indies had previously lost the ODI series 0-3 to England.
“I wouldn’t say I punch above my weight but I am just motivated to be the best version of me. I am driven that way and I think that’s what pushes me,” Holder told ANI.
West Indies’ batting in the three ODIs left a lot to be desired, and the team failed to put up a big total. The top-order was always in trouble, and it was the lower-order that saved the day. But it wasn’t enough, as the Caribbean side lost all three ODIs against India.
“Yes we have to really sort our batting out and do a lot better. But I think we have time away after this series to really put some individual work in to solve a few issues,” said Holder.
When asked how he likes to operate with the youngsters in the side, Holder said:
“It’s simply part of my role. Ensuring that I give my all for the team and this just happens to be part of it. It’s something I enjoy doing because it’s genuine. And I feel the guys really try to soak up lots of information.”
In recent times, there have been some controversies surrounding the West Indies white-ball squad. Especially after Odean Smith was dropped for Odean Smith in the T20I series against England.
“Outside noise is part of the sport. For me, I stay aligned to the teams’ goals and processes and that’s what keeps me grounded,” said Holder.
“I think whatever is asked of me I try to deliver for the team. However, I also still have a bowling role to play and the workload sometimes can be a lot,” he added.
Holder was purchased for Rs 8.75 crore by Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League (IPL) super auction last week.