David Murray, a former Caribbean wicketkeeper-batter, dies. During his playing career, David Murray had conduct problems for which he was also on the verge of being expell from the 1975–76 Australia tour.
Former West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman David Murray went away on Saturday, November 26, outside his Bridgetown home, which is sad news. He was 72. During his playing career, Murray was renown for his superb glovework behind the wickets. And is consider as one of the finest stumpers in the annals of Caribbean cricket.
Between 1973 and 1982, Murray only participate in 19 Test matches and 10 One Day Internationals, although having all the qualities require to be a successful wicketkeeper in international cricket.
David Murray, a legend in the West Indies, has gone.
Murray grew up playing cricket since his father Everton Weekes was a great West Indian batter. Even David Murray’s son Ricky Hoyte participated in the sport for Barbados in the 1990s as a wicketkeeper batter.
Murray was a very gift gloveman, but his drug abuse eventually overcame him, and as a result, he was also on the verge of being pull from the 1975–76 Australia tour. However, the team management decided to change their mind only after Lance Gibbs’ intervention.
According to rumors, Murray smoked cigarettes and used marijuana from a young age. Later in his international cricketing career, he developed a cocaine addiction.
The late cricketer was obliged to join the West Indies rebel trips to South Africa due to a lack of possibilities to play for his country, and he was dealt a severe blow when he was given a lifelong ban in 1983.
Due to his careless lifestyle and decision to leave the national cricket team, he was force to live in abject poverty in Bridgetown without a source of income and was unable to find a stable job to help him make ends meet.
His health reportedly continued to deteriorate as a result of his extensive drug use and smoking. Murray achieved a double century in first-class cricket in addition to three half-centuries in 19 Test matches.