Former England cricket captain and fast bowler Bob Willis passes away

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Bob Willis
Bob Willis

London : Former England captain and fearsome pace bowler Bob Willis has passed away at the age of 70, said his family.

Willis captained England team from 1982 and 1984, in his cricketing career he played a total of 90 Test matches with his most memorable performance taking eight for 43 in the Australian second innings of the third Ashes Test in 1981.

By the end of his Test career, Willis had taken 325 wickets, with the figures he remains fourth on the all-time list of England wicket-takers behind James Anderson, Botham and Stuart Broad.

“We are heartbroken to lose our beloved Bob, who was an incredible husband, father, brother and grandfather,” read the Willis family statement.

“He made a huge impact on everybody he knew and we will miss him terribly.”

Bob Willis is survived by his wife Lauren, daughter Katie, brother David and sister Ann.