Former England Captain Bob Willis Passes Away at 70, Sourav Ganguly, Glenn McGrath, VVS Laxman and Others Pay Condolences
Bob Willis (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly, Glenn McGrath, VVS Laxman and other cricketing greats are paying condolences for England’s former captain Bob Willis who passed away after a prolonged illness. The family made the announcement about Willis’ demise on Wednesday. Having played 90 Test matches and 64 ODIs, Willis ended his career with 325 wickets in his kitty. Post retiring, he took up the job of a cricket expert with Sky Sports. He most remembered for the 1981 Ashes wherein he registered the deadly figures of 8-43. His spells changed the course of the Test match. Bob Willis Dies: Legendary England Fast Bowler Passes Away Aged 70 After Prolonged Illness. 

Needless to say that it is a great loss to the world of cricket. “We are heartbroken to lose our beloved Bob, who was an incredible husband, father, brother and grandfather," said a statement from the Willis family. "He made a huge impact on everybody he knew and we will miss him terribly,” read the statement further. Now, let’s have a look at a few tweets below:

Damien Martin

Sourav Ganguly

Michael Vaughan

VVS Laxman

Stuart Broad

ICC

Wasim Jaffer

David Gower with Willis at Sky Sports described him as ‘a very loyal friend and a loyal supporter’. Gower told BBC Radio 5 live, “I toured with him as a captain and I took over the captaincy from him and then had him as what was called in those days as an assistant manager. He was a very loyal friend and a loyal supporter.” The entire team of LatestLy.com pays tribute to the great cricketer. May his soul Rest in Peace.