After becoming an expert in the hook shot that ends in a six over the third-man boundary and scoring a few goals in hockey after all the hard work was done by the other 10 players, I confessed to myself that studying the two games from the ropes was a better option. Though I wish I had started that process earlier than 1996, around 15 years of watching, reading and sometimes still practising that 'hook shot' over has allowed me this space on Cricketnext and IBNLive to write and get read.
Twice Simmons was caught off no-balls, at 18 and 50, delivered by Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya, in the semifinal against India. But that's past now. West Indies are in the final, India are out of the tournament.