Powell going to bat for mom
Jamaica Tallawahs and now West Indies squad member, Rovman Powell, who had a tremendous Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) debut earlier this year, wants to be successful for his mother.
According to the explosive right hander, who came to the fore during the CPL, batting at the number 4 position and averaging 25.3 in his first season, his upbringing has much to do with a yearning desire to be successful.
“I grew up experiencing a lot of hardships and that is one of my driving forces,” said Powell.
Powell, who is in the United Arab Emirates as part of the West Indies T20 squad down to play three games against Pakistan that started Friday, also said his mother had done much for his development and he wanted to repay her.
“I’m from a single parent home, so I am trying to use my life to pay her back for all she has done for me,” said Powell.
“Going forward I want to ensure that my Mom is taken care of.
“At some point in time I can look at my Mom and say ‘Mom, you don’t have to work anymore’.”
“I want to reach that stage. That is my dream, that is my aim,” he said.
Powell did not make the starting XI in Friday’s match which the West Indies lost by nine wickets.
Powell explained a simple approach which he had to his game.
“ . . .When you set targets, sometimes you set yourself up for failures, what I do is try to play the conditions and try to put my best foot forward at all times.”