John Richard Reid, previous New Zealand extraordinary and their most seasoned enduring Test player, has kicked the bucket at 92 years old in Auckland.
Reid was a remarkable all-rounder, who not just showed animosity in the batting and bowling parts of the game, yet in addition intrigued with his extraordinary aptitudes in the field.
He was thought of as a solid rugby major part in his childhood, however a serious episode of rheumatic fever constrained him out of the game in his youngsters.
Nonetheless, the misfortune didn’t prevent Reid from making colossal progress in an alternate game – he scored 3428 runs in 58 Test matches with a normal of 33.28, hitting 22 half-hundreds of years and six centuries in a lifelong that traversed more than 16 years. His lady Test century, a thump of 135, came against South Africa in Cape Town in 1954.
I used to lie – how we will win this one and win that one, knowing damn well that we wouldn’t
He scored two fifties in his presentation arrangement, against England, and was the main enduring individual from the well known 49ers – the group that brought New Zealand cricket to the world stage when they visited England in 1949.
He was a veritable quick bowler toward the start of his vocation, yet needed to forfeit movement in the last phases of his profession, changing to off-cutters and turn so as to nullify expected wounds. He got done with 85 Test scalps to his name, including four five-wicket takes and best bowling figures of 6/60.
The right-gave batsman was the main commander actually to score 500 runs and get 10 wickets in an arrangement with his count of 546 runs and 11 excusals in South Africa in 1962. The guests additionally drew the arrangement 2-2, which was a mind boggling accomplishment for New Zealand cricket at that point. He likewise held the record for most global runs by a New Zealand cricketer in a schedule year (871 of every 1965), preceding it was broken by Brendon McCullum in 2014.
Reid was the principal cricketer to lead New Zealand to a Test triumph, when they beat the Windies by 190 runs in Auckland in 1956. He was likewise the skipper when New Zealand vanquished South Africa in 1962 to guarantee their first abroad Test win.
“I was the commander who won the initial three Tests for New Zealand. All records are intended to be broken, however that one you can’t break. Yet, when we won our first Test, I had a glass of champagne unexpectedly. It was unique, first win in quite a while,” said Reid in a discussion with Cricket Monthly in 2009.
“I used to lie – how we will win this one and win that one, knowing very well that we wouldn’t. I cherished the game. I adored the sportsmanship.”
At the point when the amazing cricketer hung up his boots in 1965, he held the record for the most noteworthy number of covers, runs, gets, just as wickets for New Zealand. He kept on being compelling in worldwide cricket even after his retirement. Reid was designated as a public selector, and afterward headed out to South Africa for a few training spells. He additionally directed in 50 Tests and 98 one-day internationals as an International Cricket Council coordinate ref.
Reid was determined to have disease in 2013, yet battled against it to recuperate totally in the wake of going through medical procedure, and in August 2015, turned into the most established enduring Test cricketer from New Zealand after Trevor Barber died.
In 1962, Reid was presented with the tag of an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for administrations to the game. He was additionally made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honors of 2014.
Reid was a productive five star cricketer, who played 246 top of the line games, scoring 16128 runs at 41.35, while taking 466 wickets at 22.60.
“John R Reid was New Zealand cricket’s Colin Meads,” said New Zealand Cricket CEO David White. “He was, and will stay, a commonly recognized name in this nation, having helped make ready for all that has come afterward.
“Our contemplations and regard are with his family as of now: spouse Norli; youngsters Alison, Richard and Ann, and his amazing kids, Oliver, Megan, Christina and Angus.
“NZC will recognize and stamp John’s superb life and profession at a suitable time.”
Source : ICC Cricket