Trinidad & Tobago, Mar 5: Former West Indies middle-order batsman Runako Morton was killed in a road accident in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday night, according to a few reports on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Morton, made his international debut for West Indies in the year 2005, was representing Trinidad and Tobago along with Leeward Islands.
The middle order batsman had played 56 ODIs and 15 Test matches while he last represented Windies in a T20 match against Australia in 2010.
Dashing opener, Chris Gayle tweeted about Morton's death on his twitter page. “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 :("
Condolences have poured in, as Carlos Brathwaite, West Indies cricketer also tweeted on his profile “RIP Runacko Morton. Gone but not forgotten”.
Trinidad and Tobago cricketer Justin Gullien also posted on a social networking site "RIP Runako Morton. Gone far too soon. Lost for words…”
PresWatch, a group with its base in Trinidad and Tobago has posted details about the tragic accident on Facebook.
“It has been confirmed that WI Cricketer Runako Morton has passed away. Its been reported that he was travelling south bound and may have lost control of the vehicle slamming into a pole. The collision killed Morton on the spot. Its a sad day for WI cricket. R.I.P Runako Morton.”
Trinidad & Tobago all rounder Rayad Emrit tweeted, “R.I.P. Morton. You’ll always be remembered buddy. Gone but NEVER forgotten. We miss you bro…”
"My thoughts go out to Runako Morton's family this morning... Such sad news!! What a lovely guy & fierce competitor!! RIP bossman!!!", tweeted England cricketer Kevin Pietersen.
New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris has also tweeted on his twitter page after hearing the news of Runako Morton's demise. "Sad to hear the news of west Indian cricketer Runako Morton passing away in a car accident! Terrible news. RIP," Styris tweeted on his twitter profile.
Interestingly Morton, holds the record for the longest duck in an innings.