Tributes have been pouring in for ICC Hall of Famer and West Indies cricket legend Everton Weekes after he died
aged 95 on Wednesday. Weekes, who was the final of the well-known West Indies trio — the three Ws — had suffered a coronary heart assault final 12 months and had been sick since.
World Cup-winning Indian coach Ravi Shastri took to social media to pay his tribute to the legendary West Indies batsman.
“Saddened by passing away of Sir Everton Weekes who was the last of the famous ‘Three Ws’. A true humble great of the game. My thoughts and prayers are with Sir Weekes’ family and fans in this hour of grief. RIP Sir,” Shasti wrote in his social media put up.
Saddened by passing away of Sir Everton Weekes who was the final of the well-known ‘Three Ws’. A true humble great of the recreation. My ideas and prayers are with Sir Weekes’ household and followers on this hour of grief. RIP Sir – @windiescricket pic.twitter.com/cvRhdJ1yiu
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) July 2, 2020
Legendary West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards stated he’s shocked by the demise of ‘true icon’ Weekes.
“Can’t believe the legendary Sir Everton Weekes is no more. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. One of the greatest cricketers from the country. A true icon. Rest In Peace, legend!” Richards wrote on Twitter.
Can’t consider the legendary Sir Everton Weekes is not any extra. Thoughts and prayers exit to his household and pals. One of the best cricketers from the nation. A true icon.
Rest In Peace, legend! pic.twitter.com/GuZLPcUiHe
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) July 2, 2020
Very unhappy to be taught of the passing of Sir Everton Weekes. A humble man who wore his greatness calmly
— Mike atherton (@Athersmike) July 1, 2020
T20 World Cup-winning former West Indies captain Daren Sammy additionally took to social media to mourn the death of Weekes.
“We lost a legend today. Sir Everton Weekes is part of @windiescricket great history and legacy. He also was a great human being. Condolences goes out to his family. May he Rest In Peace,” Sammy wrote.
We misplaced a legend right this moment. Sir Everton Weekes is a component of @windiescricket great historical past and legacy. He additionally was a great human being. Condolences goes out to his household. May he Rest In Peace ??? ????
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) July 1, 2020
Sir Everton Weekes some cricketer, some man. Goodbye. Should you see Malcolm Marshall in your travels, do give him a hug from us all…
— Mark Nicholas (@mcjnicholas) July 1, 2020
‘Weekes contributed to creating West Indies a sexy aspect to look at’
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney identified that Weekes’ batting fashion gave rise to a legion of attacking batsmen from the nation.
“His attacking batting contributed in making the West Indies such an attractive side to watch. To be in that team itself was such a big honour, but there were times when Weekes really stood apart with his distinct style. On behalf of everyone at the ICC, I send our sincere condolences to his family and friends,” Sawhney stated.
Everton Weekes together with Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell fashioned the Barbados-born trio, ‘the three Ws’ that dominated world cricket in the post-war period. Weekes, who was thought of the finest batsman among the three, performed 48 Tests for the West Indies.
Weekes scored 4455 runs at a staggering common of 58.62 in his Test profession that spanned between 1948 to 1958. He had hit 15 a whole lot. Short and stocky, Weekes was one of the most interesting timers of the ball as he had the present of judging the size of the supply early. Weekes scored 12,010 runs in 152 first-class matches at a median of 55.34. He hit 36 a whole lot, together with his highest rating of 304 not out.
Weekes holds the world document for many quantity of consecutive a whole lot hit in Test cricket — 5 towards England and India in 1948.