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Gary Gilmour passes away: Cricket fraternity pays tribute

Gary Gilmour passed away at the age of 62 © Getty Images
Gary Gilmour passed away at the age of 62 © Getty Images

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.

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