Heath Streak’s wife, Nadine, posted some photos and a touching message about the legendary Zimbabwe all-rounder on Facebook.
The death of Heath Streak, the former captain of Zimbabwe, was confirmed by his family on social media on Sunday. He was 49. Streak, ill for some time due to his fight with liver cancer, passed away on Sunday. Nadine, his wife, posted photos of the legendary Zimbabwean all-rounder on Facebook along with a heartfelt message.
“In the early hours of this morning, Sunday the 3rd of September 2023, the greatest love of my life and the father of my beautiful children, was carried to be with the Angels from his home where he wished to spend his last days surrounded by family and closest loved ones,” Streak’s wife Nadine wrote on Facebook.
He left the Park surrounded by a sea of love and calm. Streaky, our spirits are now permanently fused. I can’t wait ’til I can hold you again,” Nadine continued.
Streak, who represented Zimbabwe in 65 Tests and 189 ODIs between 1993 and 2005, had been fighting liver cancer for quite some time.
Former Zimbabwe fast bowler Henry Olonga reported Streak’s death on social media a few days earlier, only to retract the statement hours later after receiving a message from his skipper. Still, by that time, several former cricketers had already posted messages of condolence.
On Sunday, Olonga tweeted, “RIP Streaky,” on X (previously Twitter).
Streak led Zimbabwe to 216 wickets in Test matches and also got one hundred and eleven fifty-plus scores. He took 239 wickets and scored 2,943 runs with 13 50s in 189 One-Day Internationals. In both Tests and One-Day Internationals, he has taken more wickets than any other Zimbabwean.
As captain, Zimbabwe won 18 of 68 ODIs under his watch and lost 47. Three games ended in a tie. Streak led Zimbabwe to four victories in 21 Tests, although they lost 11 and drew 6.