Aussie legend passes away
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.