Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium
Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy might not have the amount of runs like Kohli or the number of wickets like Anderson but he had it in him to have a full stadium named after him.
It all happened in 2016 when Sammy had become the first-ever captain to win two ICC World Twenty20 titles. Previously known as Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia, the stadium was renamed to Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium a few days after West Indies won the World Cup in India.
Beausejour Stadium will be renamed Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. Announcement by Prime Minister of St Lucia pic.twitter.com/z79oO1neuD
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) April 5, 2016
Sammy had led West Indies for years in times when they predominantly struggled at the highest level. Having said that, cricket’s shortest format was one such format where the West Indian cricketers exceeded. Having won the World T20 in 2012, Sammy repeated the feat four years later.
The all-rounder in him saw him score 3,781 runs and pick 209 wickets in 232 international appearances across formats. Having last played for West Indies in 2016, 35-year old Sammy plays in T20 leagues around the world.