“People, my father is not Courtney Walsh,” is what Hayden Walsh has to keep reminding anyone who thinks that he is a progeny of one of West Indies’ pace bowling greats. However after an impactful performance against India, the 27-year-old leg-spinner is confident that he will now be able to carve an identity of his own, where deceptive googlies will be discussed more than lethal bouncers.
“I was playing in the Canada T20 League and someone called me Courtney Walsh (laughs). So yeah...People my father is not Courtney Walsh. But I guess now they will now find out who I am and who is my father,” Walsh, who had figures of 2/28, including wickets of Shivam Dube and Shreyas Iyer, said after the second T20 International against India in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.