The veteran cricketer has passed away at the age of 49

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Heather Streak

The morning of Wednesday 23rd August brought bad news for the cricket world. In international cricket for almost 12 years, a veteran who captained the biggest teams and coached teams like Gujarat Lions and KKR in the IPL, aged just 49. He said goodbye to the world at a young age. This name was Zimbabwe’s all-time star and former captain Heath Streak who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Fellow cricketer Henry Olonga shared this information via social media.

Olonga wrote on his official Twitter account that there is bad news that Heath Streak has now left this world. He also wrote the RIP legend. Olonga also described Streak as one of Zimbabwe’s best all-rounders of all time. He wrote: “It was my luck that I got the chance to play with you.” Saying a final farewell to his former teammate in a cricket tone, he wrote: “See you on the other end when my.” bowling magic is over.”

How was the streak’s cricket career?

Streak made his debut in the 1993 Karachi Test against Pakistan. Here he did not get a single wicket. Thereafter, in his second Test at Rawalpindi, Streak broke through in the cricket world by winning 8 wickets. Today his name counts among the great cricketers of Zimbabwe. Also, from 2000 to 2004, when he was captain, the Zimbabwe team had become a dangerous team that had the power to beat anyone. In his career he played 65 Tests and 189 One Day Internationals. He had 216 Test and 239 ODI wickets to his credit. He was a brilliant all-rounder and that’s why he had 1,990 runs in Tests and 2,943 runs in ODIs. His only international century came in the Harare Test against the West Indies.

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Heath Streak retired from international cricket in 2005. Then he turned to the county, as most Zimbabwean star cricketers do for money. He signed a two-year contract with Warwickshire. However, his contract was terminated in 2006 due to his poor form. Then in 2007 he joined the Indian Cricket League, ICL. After that, his career as an international cricketer seemed to be over. He then turned to coaching. He has featured on international teams such as Zimbabwe, Scotland and Bangladesh. He also coached Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

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