Cricket fraternity pays tributes to West Indies legend Sir Everton Weekes after his demise

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Cricket fraternity pays tributes to West Indies legend Sir Everton Weekes after his demise
Anil Kumble, Everton Weekes (Image Source: Twitter)

The legendary West Indies’ batsman Sir Everton Weekes died at the age of 95 at his home in Barbados on Wednesday. Weekes, who was born on 26 February 1925, made his international debut in 1948 against England. He played 48 Tests for the Caribbean nation, scoring 4,455 runs at a splendid average of 58 plus.

Weekes was a part of the legendary trio featuring himself, Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell. They formed the infamous ‘The Three Ws’ which made the West Indies team a top-notch Test side.

In total, Weekes smashed 15 centuries in his 10-year test career. He still remains the only player to score hundreds in five consecutive Test innings in 1948 – score of 141 against England in Jamaica, followed by knocks of 128, 194, 162 and 101 in India. In his next innings, he reached 90 but got run out.

The cricket fraternity paid tribute to the legendary player on microblogging website – Twitter. The official Twitter handle of West Indies cricket wrote: “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero, Everton Weekes. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans around the world. May he rest in peace.”

All-time great Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi said that the class of Weekes could be understood with the simple fact that he only scored one six in his career. Bedi said that playing along the ground was the principle of Weekes.

“I had the great privilege of spending time in the company of Sir Everton on several occasions over the past two decades. Never once did I leave his presence without feeling a sense of warmth, cheerfulness & having learnt something rich & endearing each time. A truly great human being,” said Ian Bishop.

“Everyone at MCC and Lord’s are saddened at the news of Sir Everton Weekes’ passing. He will forever be remembered as one of @windiescricket’s finest cricketers. Our thoughts are with his family and friends,” tweeted the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

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