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Yuvraj Singh Penned An Emotional Tweet After Demise Of Heath Streak-TGN

Legendary Zimababwe cricketer Heath Streak passed away at the age of 49 in the early hours of Sunday. Streak was the all-time leading wicket-taker for Zimbabwe in Test cricket. The former Zimbabwe captain has died of colon and liver cancer.

Streak, who made his debut against India at Harare Sports Club in 2005 picked up 216 wickets for Zimbabwe in 65 Tests. The former Zimbabwe captain was undergoing treatment in Johannesburg. The news of his passing away was first shared by his wife Nadine, who penned an emotional note on social media. She wrote:

“In the early hours of this morning, Sunday the 3rd of September 2023, the greatest love of my life and the father of my beautiful children, was carried to be with the Angels from his home where he wished to spend his last days surrounded by his family and closest loved ones,”

From legendary cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh to veteran batter Dinesh Karthik, cricketers from across the nation are taking to social media and expressing their profound grief and sadness over the passing of the former Zimbabwe cricketer.

Former Indian cricketer and World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who himself battled cancer, also took to his social media and penned a heartfelt note.

In his Tweet, Yuvraj Singh hailed Streak as one of the nicest guys he met through his cricket journey. He wrote:

Really sad news of the passing away of Zimbabwe’s legendary cricketer #HeathStreak. Having fought my own battle with cancer, I know the strength it takes. He was one of the nicest guys I encountered along my journey and an even stronger human being. My prayers for the strength of his family and loved ones,

Check out the Tweet:

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar also remembered Heath Streak as a ‘big and muscular’ guy who earned plaudits with his deceptive bowling. Tendulkar wrote:

Deeply pained to learn of Heath Streak’s demise. While he was a big, muscular & strong guy, his agility and deceptive bowling, combined with his fielding prowess, were truly remarkable. The cricketing fraternity will feel his absence. Rest in peace, Heath,”

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