WI batsman Runako Morton killed in road accident

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: Former West Indies batsman Runako Morton, aged 33, has died in a road accident on Monday.

Earlier, it was learnt that the batsman met with an accident in Trinidad & Tobago after losing control over his vehicle, which hit a pole.

But later former West Indies captain Chris Gayle offered his condolence on the micro-blogging site Twitter, saying: “We lost a True Warrior W.I Cricketer Runako Morton-May is soul rest in peace! Our memories together Live On!-My Condolences to his Family."

His IPL team Rajasthan Royals also tweeted: “Sad to learn about the news of West Indian cricketer Runako Morton passing away in a car accident...RIP!”

Opener Morton played 15 Tests and 59 ODIs for the West Indies, amassing 573 and 1519 runs, respectively.

He also holds a unique record of slowest ODI duck.

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