PUMA India has come out in support of aspiring Caribbean cricketers in response to Winston Benjamin’s appeal. PUMA had previously stepped in to help Zimbabwe’s explosive southpaw Ryan Burl and his teammates.
Former West Indies pacer Winston Benjamin’s plea for cricketing equipment for aspiring cricketers has been heard. As PUMA, one of the world’s leading sports brands. Pledged their support for the Caribbean’s young cricketers by providing cricket bats and related equipment.
Winston Benjamin, who represented the West Indies in the 1980s and 1990s, appearing in 21 Tests and 85 ODIs and taking 161 wickets, urged former cricketers to help young and upcoming players in the country by providing cricketing equipment.
In addition, In an interview with Vimal Kumar, Benjamin asked legendary Sachin Tendulkar for assistance, saying, “Mr Tendulkar, could you assist me if you were in my position?” He also expressed gratitude to former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, saying, “He sent some equipment.” Azhar, congratulations! And thank you very much for your help. Keep in touch.”
PUMA India has responded to the former cricketer’s request and has extended its support to the region’s aspiring cricketers. “We hear you, Winston. “Let’s get these kids padded up,” PUMA responded to Benjamin’s request on Twitter.
PUMA India has come out in support of aspiring Caribbean cricketers
PUMA had previously helped Zimbabwe players by providing shoes in 2021.
In the interview, the former pacer, who has been coaching schoolchildren in Antigua, stated that while franchise cricket may provide a platform for young cricketers, it will not help to reshape the game at the grassroots level.
“Previously, we had a tournament in Sharjah that was merely a benefit game for cricketers from various countries.” I don’t want a million dollars, and all I want is for someone to say, “Here’s some equipment- 10-15 bats.” “So I can give them to the kids,” Benjamin explained.
Notably, this is not the first time the German manufacturing firm has come to the aid of cricketers. Earlier in 2021, PUMA responded to the heartbreaking Tweet of Zimbabwe’s left-handed batter Ryan Burl, who shared the dire condition of their shoes and asked for assistance due to a lack of funds in the cricketing board, with an endearing gesture. PUMA responded to his tweet by sending him and his teammates brand-new shoes.