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IPL 7: Our role is to entertain fans, says SRH's Sammy

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Published: Monday, April 14, 2014, 12:19 [IST]
 
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Our role is to entertain fans: Sammy

Dubai, Apr 14: Sunrisers Hyderabad's West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy feels the players' role in the Indian Premier League (IPL 7) is to entertain the fans.

Sammy, who captains West Indies in Twenty20 Internationals and Tests, is in the United Arab Emirates along with the Sunrisers team for the seventh edition of IPL.

Speaking to Dubai's newspaper "Gulf News", Sammy said it was a great feeling to be playing IPL which is an "amazing tournament".

"It is a great feeling to be playing IPL as it as an amazing tournament. Most players around the world look forward to be part of it. It's being held for the first time in the UAE and I am told tickets are selling like crazy. As players, our role is to come and entertain the fans who come out to watch us," Sammy told the newspaper yesterday.

Talking about the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, Sammy said he has got over the disappointment of losing in the semi-finals to Sri Lanka.

"I've got over it (the disappointment of World T20). When we left home for Bangladesh, we wanted to defend our title but we could not control the weather.

"From the semi-final, god was smiling on Mahela (Jayawardene) and (Kumar) Sangakkara. Though I won't say my prediction came true, it was nice to see Sri Lanka win the tournament. It was disappointing we were not in the final but ultimately cricket was the winner," he said.

Sunrisers, captained by Shikhar Dhawan, will open their IPL 7 campaign on April 18 against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi.

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