Aussie le­gend passes away

Fiji Sun - - Sports -

Syd­ney: One of cricket’s great char­ac­ters is with us no more, af­ter for­mer Aus­tralia bowler and leg­endary com­men­ta­tor Max Walker passed away. Walker’s pass­ing at the age of 68 was con­firmed yes­ter­day. A right-arm bowler with a dis­tinc­tive of­fk­il­ter bowl­ing ac­tion that led to his nick­name ‘Tan­gles’, Walker’s lar­rikin per­sona be­lied a fierce com­bi­na­tion of skill and pas­sion that led to a 34-Test ca­reer yield­ing 138 wick­ets at an av­er­age of 27.47. He also played 17 one-day in­ter­na­tion­als for Aus­tralia, tak­ing 20 wick­ets at an av­er­age of 27.30. How­ever he went on to be­come ar­guably bet­ter known for his colour­ful post-play­ing ca­reer, which in­cluded a stint on Chan­nel Nine’s Wide World of Sports pro­gramme as well as commentating on cricket matches for tele­vi­sion and ra­dio.

Max Walker.

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