West Indies legendary batsman Seymour Nurse passes away
The legendary West-Indian batsman, Seymour Nurse passed away at 85 years old on Monday, May 6 subsequent to experiencing disease for an extensive stretch of time.
Nurse died at Queen’s Elizabeth Hospital detailed the Caribbean media. He is survived by his twin girls, Roseanne and Cherylanne Nurse. The whole cricket world was tossed into grieving when they heard the death news of the great Barbados and West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse.
“A few days ago I was celebrating our two young openers record breaking performance. I was so happy for the guys. And tonight I just got a call from Seymour Nurse daughter to say the he just passes away,” Desmond Haynes, former renowned West-Indies opener posted on his Facebook page.
“My coach, my mentor, we all from the holders hill area love this man. We used to walk like Seymour, bat like him and try to talk like him. Thanks for everything you have done for me. May he Rest in Peace and rise in glory”.
Nurse was arguably one of the best and most attractive batsmen in world cricket in the 1960s. He’s known for his power and fluency of his strokes. He played 29 Tests for West Indies. He scored 2523 runs with the average of 47.60 including 11 centuries and 10 fifties.
Nurse retired from Test cricket at the peak of his powers, having just dominated the New Zealand bowlers in a three Test series. His last Test innings of 258 is still the highest score by a cricketer in his final Test innings. He was also a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1967.
After retirement, he managed and coached the Barbados team and was the head coach of the Barbados National Sports Council. He assumed an important and glorious job in the improvement of a few Test players including Malcolm Marshall, Roland Holder, Carlisle Best, Sherwin Campbell, Pedro Collins and Dwayne Smith.