Shamar Joseph inspires West Indies to incredible Gabba victory

By Ashish Kapoor
Published on | Jan 28, 2024

West Indies beat Australia by 8 runs

In the 2nd Test match of the 2-match series, West Indies registered its 1st win in Australian soil in nearly 30 years.

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Shamar Joseph bowls fiery spell

Shamar Joseph, who got injured yesterday, bowled a fiery spell as he took 7 Australian wickets during 4th innings of the match.

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A fast bowler from remote village

Born in the small village of Baracara, Guyana, Shamar Joseph grew up in a large family with five brothers and three sisters.

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Experience with 'Tape ball cricket'

Joseph often used to play tape-ball cricket in his village and was inspired by legendary cricketers Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh.

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Started career as a bodyguard

Before his rise in cricket, Joseph worked as a bodyguard to support his family, including his 2-year-old kid.

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CPL debut in 2023

Shamar Joseph also made his Caribbean Premier League debut in 2023, playing two matches for champions Guyana Amazon Warriors.

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