Zimbabwe’s most celebrated cricketer and former captain Heath Streak is presently getting handled for most cancers below one of the vital revered oncologists in South Africa, his household stated in an announcement. They additional revealed that Heath stays in good spirits and can proceed to combat towards most cancers, just like the best way he used to take down his opponents on a cricket subject.
“Heath has most cancers and is present process therapy below one of the vital revered oncologists in South Africa,” his household stated within the assertion. “He stays in good spirits and can proceed to combat this illness in the same vein to that which his opponents confronted throughout his revered days on the cricket subject.”
“The household hopes that you just perceive and respect their want for this to stay a personal household matter, and thanks in your prayers and good needs. There might be no additional official statements relating to his well being at the moment. Any information that turns into public ought to be considered hearsay,” the assertion additional added as quoted in ESPNcricinfo.
Streak, now 49, has performed 65 Checks and 189 ODIs for Zimbabwe from 1993 to 2005, selecting up 216 wickets in Checks and 239 in ODIs. Furthermore, being a decrease order all-rounder, Streak scored 1,990 runs in Checks and 2943 runs within the 50-over format.
In 2004, following a conflict with the board, the veteran all-rounder give up captaincy and a yr later, in 2005, aged 31, he hanged his boots from all types of the sport.
Streak was an influential determine on the cricket subject and even to this point, stays the one Zimbabwean bowler to have picked 100 Checks and 200 ODI wickets, respectively. He even led the Zimbabwe workforce throughout one among their darkest phases in 2000s, when many of the gamers withdrew from the nationwide workforce owing to conflicts with the board on a number of grounds.
In 2021, Streak bought banned for eight years after being charged with and admitting to 5 breaches of ICC’s anti-corruption code, which included accepting funds (in Bitcoin) from a possible corruptor. Although later he admitted sharing inside info associated to worldwide video games, Streak denied getting concerned in fixing matches throughout his profession.
Outdoors of being a cricket participant, the right-handed all-rounder served because the bowling coach of Bangladesh, Kolkata Knight Riders and Somerset. He additionally supplied his companies in Zimbabwe cricket at numerous ranges.