Former West Indies’ legendary spinner Sonny Ramadhin bid adieu to the world yesterday at the age of 92 years.
He was one of West Indies’ most celebrated spinners as he was very popular during the 1950s and had bowled terrifically in England against the hosts resulting in a win for the Windies.
West Indies won the Test series against England 3-1.
Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt expressed his deepest sympathies towards Ramadhin’s family and friends. He told in his statement of all the achievements that Ramadhin had secured as a cricketer for the West Indies.
He also mentioned the time when the West Indies had gone on a tour of England in the 1950s where Ramadhin combined with Alf Valentine to become the ‘spin twins’ for their side and conquered England in the latter’s home.
Ramadhin had excellent figures of 11 for 152 in the series.
Ramadhin will forever be a part of the West Indies cricket fraternity and will inspire future spinners as well.