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Legendary Zimbabwe Cricketer Heath Streak Is Alive And Doing Well

Former Zimbabawe skipper and the nation's iconic player, Heath Streak has passed away at the age of 49 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak
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Former Zimbabawe skipper and the nation's iconic player, Heath Streak is alive and doing well, according to his former teammate Henry Olonga.

News spread across X, formerly Twitter, that Streak had passed away at the age of 49 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Speaking to Sportstar, Streak responded to the news by saying, "I'm better now and recovering. I'm at home and there's still a bit of strain because of the treatment, but otherwise I'm fine".

Streak was one of the most celebrated players of his era, representing Zimbabwe in 65 Tests, 189 ODIs and scoring 4933 runs and taking 455 wickets across all formats.

Till date, Streak remains the only Zimbabwe player to amass 1000 runs and scalp 100 wickets in Tests and 2000 runs and 2000 wickets in ODIs.

Streak's family had earlier confirmed that the iconic cricketer was battling cancer and undergoing treatment.

"Heath has cancer and is undergoing treatment under one of the most respected oncologists in South Africa," his family said in a statement at the time.

"He remains in good spirits and will continue to fight this disease in a similar vein to that which his opponents faced during his revered days on the cricket field."

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