• Thu. May 23rd, 2024

Heath Streak: Former Zimbabwe Cricketer Dies at 42.

Heath Streak, the former Zimbabwe international cricketer who played 60 Tests and 190 ODIs, died on Monday at the age of 42. The cause of death has not been released.

Streak was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, in 1977. He made his international debut in 1997 and quickly established himself as one of the leading bowlers in the world. He was a tall, right-arm fast bowler who was known for his accuracy and swing. He took 216 wickets in Tests and 239 wickets in ODIs.

Streak was also a useful lower-order batsman. He scored 1,172 runs in Tests and 1,161 runs in ODIs.

He was a key member of the Zimbabwe team that reached the semi-finals of the 1999 Cricket World Cup. He was also the captain of the Zimbabwe team from 2004 to 2005.

Streak retired from international cricket in 2013. He later worked as a coach for the Zimbabwe national team and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

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He is survived by his wife and two children.

Streak’s death is a huge loss to the world of cricket. He was a talented cricketer and a respected figure in the game. He will be remembered for his contribution to Zimbabwe cricket and for his passion for the game.

Tributes have been pouring in for Streak from all over the world. Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower said, “Heath was a great cricketer and a great friend. He was a true gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him.”

Zimbabwe Cricket tweeted, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Heath Streak, a true legend of our game. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Streak’s death is a reminder of the fragility of life. He was a young man with a bright future ahead of him. His sudden death is a tragedy. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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