The news of the former legendary Zimbabwean player Heath Streak’s death shocked the cricket world. Earlier in August, several reports of his death at the age of 49 had surfaced all over the Internet but were later denied by his friends.
Heath Streak was the former captain of the Zimbabwe cricket team. During the late 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s, Streak was a crucial part of the Zimbabwean team. He has taken the most wickets for Zimbabwe in Test cricket history.
Nadine Streak about Heath Streak Cause of death
August 2023 reports claimed that Heather Streak died of cancer as he was undergoing treatment in South Africa after being diagnosed with liver cancer. Although his family did not announce the news of his death, the news surfaced online without their knowledge.
Several cricketers, including Ravichandran Ashwin, Henry Olonga, and Sean Williams, unknowingly paid tribute to the legend. Ashwin wrote, “Heath Streak is no more. Sad!! Really sad.”
A fellow player of Heath Streak, Henry Olonga, wrote, “Sad news is coming through that Heath Streak has crossed to the other side. RIP, @ZimCricketv legend. The greatest all-rounder we produced It was a pleasure playing with you. See you on the other side when my bowling spell comes to an end.”
Henry Olonga himself announced that Heath Streak was not dead. Olonga shared a screenshot of his WhatsApp conversation with Streak in which he wrote that he is “very much alive.”
“I can confirm that rumors of the demise of Heath Streak have been greatly exaggerated. I just heard from him. The third umpire has called him back. He is very much alive folks,” Olonga wrote on X.
As he was a live cancer patient, now left the world. According to a Facebook post by his wife Nadine Streak, the legend took his last breath on September 3, 2023.
About Heath Streak
Heath was born on March 16, 1974, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Streak made his test debut on December 1, 1993, against Pakistan, and he played a total of 65 matches and scored 90 runs. Whereas, Streak played his last test on September 20, 2005, against India.
It was the year 1993 when Heath Streak made his ODI debut against South Africa. He played a total of 189 matches, scored 2943, and took 239 wickets.
The overall career of Heath Streak was full of ups and downs. Several times he was criticized for his inaction over the off-field tussles, which destabilized cricket in Zimbabwe.
Streak was a good batter who frequently liked to tonk the bowlers over the infield, despite the fact that he was a pitcher. His play strengthened the lower middle class in Zimbabwe.