Suparna Ghosh (Intern Journalist) Antigua and Barbuda: Once a famed and renowned batsman of West Indies, Sir Everton Weekes took his last breath on July 2, battling till 95. He has been acclaimed as the ‘founding father’ of the sport in the Caribbean. It is indeed a great loss to mourn for the West Indies Cricket team.
The West Indies Cricket (@WICricketNews) tweeted saying that, ‘Sir Everton Weekes, the last member of the legendary Three Ws, has died at the age of 95.’ It is said to be definitive that Sir Weekes, was arguably considered to be the best batsman, having achieved five successive test centuries. In a test match, he once scored 1000 test runs in 12 innings and finished with an outstanding final test average of 58.61 which is clearly incredible.
According to a source, Weekes was seen playing his last matches against Pakistan in the year 1958. While in 1995 he was awarded the prestigious Knighthood of the Three Ws. A tweet from the head coach of the West Indies Team, Phil Simmons contributed, ‘West Indies has not only lost one of its greatest cricketers, but we have also lost a true gentleman. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIPSirEverton. ‘
He had his highest test score of 207, and consistently with sheer dedication, contributed to his team. With his immense talent, he has made three half-centuries giving his team the finest performances one after one without any apprehension.