Atlanta Paramveers wins the finals of USA Open T20 with just 12 players in the squad, FAB philosophy working for Coach Monty Desai
USA open T20 tournament which recently got the most coveted ICC affiliation, finished on a high note with Atlanta Paramveers winning against 22 Yards Sultan.
22 Yards Sultan won the toss and elected to bowl first, which seemed like a good decision. However, the experience duo, Johnson Charles (70 off 50 balls) & Chirs Gayle (49 off 36 balls), steadied the ship and stitched a partnership of 100 plus and ended the scorecard with an imposing total of 182/6. Some crucial runs were also scored by Wayne Parnell & Garth Garvey in the final 3 overs, which ultimately made the difference between winning & losing.
22 Yards fought back well in the final pressure match, but they fell short by 10 runs. To check the detailed scorecard, click here > https://cricketerbook.com/matches/scorecard/5af54d4b9d7d5380a4a31952
Monty Desai, while speaking to Amol Sonavane from CricketGraph mentioned, “It has been an exciting journey for the entire team from the day we landed here. Due to Covid guidelines the team did not get much time to practice & bond. However, we made the most of what we had, and I am thrilled with this win”.
Monty Desai, who resides in Mumbai and the current batting coach of West Indies national team further added, “Four players from our playing eleven, all 4 key bowlers including skipper Rayad Emrit, had to fly back to their hometown T&T, for selections OF Super 50, just before the semi-finals. It was great to see the universal boss, Chris Gayle, step up to bowl and pick up a wicket in the final match. Our top management including the team owner, Jayesh Patel, supported every decision during these times and ensured the safety & wellbeing of every player and staff member. Due to his relentless work in the backend, everything went of smooth, which helped players focus on the competition.
Monty Desai had to travel straight 60+ hours to join Atlanta Paramveers before the 3rd league game. Paramveers seemed to be in bad shape coz their performance in the 2nd league match was a disappointing one. Coach Monty, who is known for his FAB philosophy, implemented it with immediate effect and the results showed out.
F – Freedom to players to express themselves fearlessly both on & off the field.
A – Approach towards match situations with sincere role plays
B – Behavioral Consistency, by trying to remain calm & humble, despite the match outcome.
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