enough for the cricket world sad The news has come out. west indies cricket team former player of joe solomon After the cricket world, he has now said goodbye to this world. Former West Indies player Joe Solomon died on Saturday at the age of 93. This was confirmed by the Windies cricket team by posting on X. Windies Cricket wrote on Twitter, ‘Former Guyana and West Indies batsman Joe Solomon passed away today. He was famous for the run out that led to the famous Test tie at the Gabba in 1960. We express our sincere condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.
A look at his career
In his career, Joe Solomon played 27 Tests for the Caribbean team between 1958 and 1965 and scored 1326 runs at an average of 34. He made his debut at the age of 26 and made his place in the West Indies team. Playing for West Indies, he scored centuries in the first three innings. Solomon scored unbeaten 114 runs against Jamaica, 108 runs against Barbados and 121 runs against touring Pakistan. After this, he was directly included in the West Indies team against India, where he scored an unbeaten 100 in his fourth Test in Delhi.
Solomon had tied the match in Gaba
Solomon was playing a test match against Australia at Gabba in 1960. Because of Solomon that match was tied. He will be best remembered for his role in the tied test. Australia needed six runs to win in the last eight balls of the match and three wickets were left, after which Australia’s two batsmen Richie Benaud and Wally Grout were out early. Now Australia needed one run from two balls to win and only one wicket was left. Lindsay Clyne, the last batsman, pushed the next ball towards square leg and tried to steal a single, but Solomon’s dead-eye ball caught Ian Meckiff just short of the crease, resulting in the first Test tie.
Solomon played an excellent innings in the test match
While Solomon scored useful runs with the bat in that Test match against Australia, his batting on that tour will be best remembered for the minor controversy in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) when he was out hit-wicket. Because his cap had fallen on the stumps.