Former England captain Bob Willis has died after a brief sickness, aged 70.
The Sky Sports activities pundit made 90 Take a look at appearances and 64 one-day internationals for his nation between 1971 and 1984.
He completed his profession with 325 wickets, leaving him fourth on the all-time listing of England wicket-takers behind James Anderson, Ian Botham and Stuart Broad.
Willis’ household launched an announcement to Sky Information which learn: “We’re heartbroken to lose our beloved Bob, who was an unbelievable husband, father, brother and grandfather.
Bob Willis (prime proper) bowled England to victory at Headingley in ‘Botham’s Ashes’. (Photograph by PA Photos by way of Getty Photos)
The victory sparked jubilant celebrations – thanks largely to Willis. (Photograph by PA Photos by way of Getty Photos)
“He made a big impact on all people he knew and we’ll miss him terribly.”
The previous Surrey, Warwickshire and Marylebone Cricket Membership bowler performed an enormous position within the 1981 Ashes collection in England – a collection generally known as ‘Botham’s Ashes’ after fellow cricketer Ian Botham.
Willis’ fast-bowling show noticed him take Eight-43, implementing a collapse and dismantling Australia to assist England to victory at Headingley from a helpless place.
#OnThisDay in 1981, arguably the best comeback in Take a look at historical past received underway.
England had been dealing with an innings defeat at Headingley earlier than Ian Botham smashed 149* from 148 balls to set Australia 130 to win.
Then Bob Willis steamed in, taking Eight/43 to seal an 18-run win 🔥 pic.twitter.com/JQdoOXOt1J
— ICC (@ICC) July 20, 2019