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Jun 10, 2014
The cricket fraternity on Tuesday paid tribute to the former Australian all-rounder Gary Gilmour, who passed away at the age of 62. The first bowler ever to take back-to-back five-wicket hauls in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), was not keeping well in the past few years and the problems escalated when he fell recently.
Many former cricketers, journalists and cricket experts expressed their sorrow on the demise of Australia’s star performer in the 1975 World Cup. He scored 483 runs in Tests at an average of 23.00 with one hundred. His highest score in ODIs was 28 not out. Gilmour also took 54 wickets at an average of 26.03. He had three five-wicket hauls. Gilmour took 16 wickets in ODIs.
After Roy Fredericks and Keith Boyce, Gilmour is the third player to die from the teams that played in the first-ever World Cup final in 1975.
Former Australian pacer Damien Fleming, South African spinner Pat Symcox and commentator Alan Wilkins were the first to pay their tribute on the microblogging website Twitter.
Former Australian all-rounder, Gary Gilmour, has died at the tender age of 62 – too soon to be taken away. Left-arm pace & swing! #1975CWC
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) June 10, 2014
Very sad to hear.”@malcolmconn: Former Australian fast bowler Gary Gilmour has died aged 62 after ongoing health problems”
— Pat Symcox (@PatSymcox77) June 10, 2014
Vale Gus Gilmour. Little boys in the late 60s and young teenagers in the early 70s, will always remember you fondly. http://t.co/CCcyNNCjZZ
— Dame P FitzSimons (@Peter_Fitz) June 10, 2014
I remember the story of the person wearing a “Gary Gilmour’s Sports World” T-shirt in the US asked to take it off cause it was in bad taste
— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) June 10, 2014
— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) June 10, 2014
Terribly sad news about Gary Gilmour’s passing. One of the most loved players in Australian cricket. RIP.
— Paul Marsh (@Marsh_Paul) June 10, 2014
Gus Gilmour has passed away..a sad day…had not an enemy in the game…his bat was an axe and he could swing a brick around a container.RIP
— Kerry O’Keeffe (@kokeeffe49) June 10, 2014
Very sad news the passing of Gary Gilmour a very special cricketer.
— Rodney Hogg (@RMHogg) June 10, 2014
Condolences to Gary Gilmour and his family our thoughts are with him and his family from all at CA at this time #267 baggygreen
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) June 10, 2014
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