“…cricket in the West Indies is not a new development; its logic, its values, artistry, morality and spirit are very different from other cricket cultures. That is so true.” – Sir Wes HallIn his prime he terrified batsmen the world over. Towering at 6’2” he was as good as they came- fast and accurate with a classical action.
Today at 80, he walks with the support of a cane; his strapping structure clearly weakened by the rigours of bowling at high speed against the finest batsmen, in the most intense of conditions.
“The human body was not designed for fast bowling,” Sir Wesley Winfield Hall told a gathering at the Pegasus Hotel on Friday evening.
“We either die early or we walk with a cane or with two mock knees, but we don’t do very well after bowling for a long time,” he continued.
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