Sport Minister: ‘Motie’s record-breaking performance should be an inspiration to all young Guyanese’
STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORT, CHARLES RAMSON Jr.
Congratulations to Gudakesh Motie for his record-breaking bowling figures of 13-99, which is the best ever by a West Indian spinner in a Test match, surpassing the previous record of 11-152 held by Trinidadian- the legendary Sonny Ramadhin.
This record stood for over seven (7) decades, but records are meant to be broken.
Motie’s achievement belies his struggle to even be selected to the West Indies team – a perennial problem which Guyanese have faced over the decades – yet underscores the fountain of talent which exists on Guyana’s fertile shores.
His accomplishment, along with that of “Tage” Chanderpaul, justifies the investment which the H.E. President Irfaan Ali led Government of Guyana is making in sport and community grounds – consistently the largest ever in our country’s history.
The road to success is not smooth or straight and Motie’s record-breaking achievement should also be an inspiration to all young Guyanese.
The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport and the National Sports Commission continue to wish him and his family all the best.