New Delhi: The legendary West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes handed away on the age of 95 years. He breathed his final at Christ Church Hospital in Barbados on Wednesday. He made his Take a look at debut in opposition to England in 1948 beneath the management of George Hadley on the age of 22 and performed his final match in opposition to Pakistan.
In his profession, he performed 48 Take a look at matches and scored 4,455 runs. Throughout this time his common was 58.61. It additionally features a world document of 5 consecutive centuries. He scored 141 in opposition to England in Jamaica after which 128, 194, 162 and 101 runs in India. He scored 90 runs within the subsequent innings.
He was one of many well-known three W’s Tigris of the Windies. Aside from them, it included Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Cloyd Walcott. Condoling his demise, Cricket West Indies president Ricky Sherit stated in an announcement, “I by no means obtained to see Sir Everton batting, however I did get an opportunity to satisfy him later.”
He stated, “I’ve realized about his profession by studying about him and watching his previous movies. His figures are implausible. He was positively one of many founders of West Indies cricket. Might God relaxation his soul.”