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Legendary West Indies Cricketer Everton Weekes, Has Passed Away Aged 95

July 2, 2020

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Payel Gosh

The West Indies legend played 48 Tests and scored 4455 runs at a normal of 58.61, with 15 centuries to his name. Sir Everton Weekes, the West Indies cricketer, has died matured 95 after drawn-out ailment at his Christ Church home in Barbados. Weekes played 48 Tests and scored 4455 runs at a normal of 58.62 with 15 centuries in his possession.

Weekes had endured a respiratory failure in June a year ago and had been keeping sick from that point forward.

He made his presentation against England in 1947-48 and keeping in mind that he didn’t do anything momentous. He before long conveyed on his initial guarantee with five continuous hundreds of years. One against England and four against India – soon thereafter. He could have proceeded to score up his 6th sequential ton. However, a faulty run-out choice in Madras brought about him losing his wicket for 90. A few papers even conveyed the title text: “Weekes, at last, falls flat – out for 90.”

Weekes was one of “The Three Ws”

Weekes was one of “The Three Ws” of the West Indies cricket crew alongside Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcot, who from numerous points of view patched up the scene of the game with their cricketing aptitudes. The short and stocky Weekes picked the length early. His feet, his bat and his body appeared to intuitively know where they ought to be. By getting into close impeccable position and with flawless parity. He appeared to have in excess of a couple of alternatives to each conveyance that he confronted. Cricket savants in Australia at the time even figured that, as far as style, Weekes was nearest to Sir Don Bradman.

Weekes left school at 14 years old to concentrate on cricket and football. He was likewise part of the Barbados regiment and made his top of the line debut for Barbados against Trinidad and Tobago at Port of Spain in February 1945. In his 152 top of the line appearances, he made 12010 runs at a normal of 55.34 and stowed 36 tons.

In the wake of strolling into retirement life, Weekes filled in as a pundit and assumed a key job in assisting youthful players through the positions. He likewise filled in as a match-arbitrator in three ODIs in the India-Sri Lanka arrangement in 1994. He knighted in 1995.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh