Finding Patrick Patterson: The Talented West Indian Bowler Who Disappeared 25 Years Ago

Sep 14, 2017
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Have you even wondered what happened to Patrick Patterson, the devastating Jamaican fast bowler who played for the West Indies cricket team in the late 1980s and early 1990s?

Well an Indian Journalist, Bharat Sundaresan from The Indian Express and a avid fan, who searched for six years, was found Patrick Patterson in Jamaica.

Sundaresan interviewed Patterson-and though Patterson doesn’t fully remember the man he was, or his bowling spells which went down in history, he is grateful for the dogged fan who travelled half-way around the world to his door — to hear his story.

Sundaresan wrote,

“For years now, I’ve only heard grave and dire speculations about Patterson’s present state – that he’s lost in the bush or is in an asylum; maybe, even roaming the streets as a destitute”

About Patrick Patterson

Balfour Patrick Patterson, born 15 September 1961, is a former fast bowler for the West Indian cricket team in the mid 1980s to early 1990s. He is remarkable in that, in an era when the West Indies dominated world cricket through strength of fast bowling, and produced a galaxy of fast bowling stars, he is frequently acknowledged as the fastest of those that played.

The West Indies wicket keeper Jeff Dujon, who kept wicket to all of them, stated that Patterson was the quickest he had kept wickets to

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