Who was Ray Illingworth and what was his cause of death? Former England Test captain and coach, dead at 89: The former England captain Ray Illingworth has died at the age of 89, his county, Yorkshire has announced this on Saturday, it has been stated by the county on his Twitter account, “We are deeply saddened to learn that Ray Illingworth has passed away.” He was going through radiotherapy for oesophageal cancer. Illingworth played 61 tests for England between 1958 to 1973, he captained the country 31 times, he won 12 matches and an Ashes series in Australia in the year 1970, he was an all-rounder and a legend of the sport. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Who was Ray Illingworth?
He scored around 1,836 test runs at an average of 23.34 and he claimed 122 wickets with his off-spin bowling at 31.20, He was the chairman of the England selectors between 1993 to 1996, he coached the team in the year 1995-1996. Illingworth’s wife Shirley died earlier this year after battling cancer, he supported her at the time. He stated at the time, “I don’t want to have the last 12 months that my wife had, She had a terrible time going from hospital to hospital and in pain.” He made her debut on the year 1968 before finishing his career at Leicestershire, he captained both countries.
It has been stated by the specialist website Cricinfo, “Illingworth’s greatest gift as captain lay in creating the illusion that he had 14 or 15 players on the field: so expertly did he block a batsman’s favorable scoring strokes.” It seems like the whole cricket fraternity is in despair, there are tributes all over the internet for the man, he was one of the game-changing players at the time.
Ray Illingworth Death Cause
He was without a doubt, one of the biggest legends in cricketing history, he had done so much for the country when it comes to representing the nation in the sport, he was someone who was looked upon by the youngsters in the team, the legend brought stability and maturity in the team.
There are tributes all over the internet for the man, fellow cricketers and fans all over the World are coming with tributes on the social media sites, it is our humble advice to the users, not to disturb the family of the deceased, they must be going through some difficult time, it is better to provide them with personal space.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the deceased, may his soul rest in peace, he is always going to be remembered as the legend of the sport.
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