Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been diagnosed with cancer and is present process remedy for the ailment in South Africa. Streak performed his closing International in shape in 2005 and additionally coached IPL aspects like Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions.
“Heath has cancer and is present process treatment underneath one of the maximum respected oncologists in South Africa,” his own family stated in a declaration. “Heath remains in appropriate spirits and could continue to fight this disease in a similar vein with which he confronted his warring parties throughout his playing days at the cricket area. The own family hopes which you recognize and admire their wish for this to stay a personal family depend, and that they wish to thank you in your prayers and accurate needs,” the statement introduced.The forty nine-12 months-antique Streak is one of the most celebrated cricketers in Zimbabwe. He commenced gambling for them in 1993 and featured in sixty five Tests and 189 ODIs for the country wide facet. He changed into also the captain of Zimbabwe within the 2000s when the united states’s cricket suffered a hard time with players taking flight from the national aspect due to terrible relations with the cricket board.
In his International profession, the all-rounder collected 4933 runs (1990 in Tests and 2943 in ODIs). Streak additionally took 455 wickets in overall (216 in Test cricket and 239 within the 50-over format). He is the best Zimbabwe bowler to take extra than a hundred wickets in the longest format and more than 2 hundred scalps inside the One day format. Streak stepped down from Zimbabwe’s captain function in 2004 and hung his boots in 2005.
After his playing days got over, the Zimbabwe celebrity coached a few cricket sides. He changed into the bowling teach of IPL facets Kolkata Knight Riders and the now-defunct Gujarat Lions and additionally of Bangladesh and Somerset. He additionally served in Zimbabwe’s training personnel in a couple of stints. Notably, Streak changed into banned from cricket in 2021 for eight years following his attractiveness of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code, including disclosing inside data and facilitating corrupt strategies.