Tributes arrive while England's cricket legend Bob Willis dies
LONDON: for English Cricket fans who witnessed Bob willis The fierce spell of fast bowling to win the third Ash Test at Headingley in 1981 was an unforgettable and iconic sports afternoon.
The former teammate of Willis Geoffrey boycott He had a close-up view that day when the six-foot, six-inch pacemaker with the lush curls shattered the Australian batting order.
The boycott joined the chorus of tributes to Willis after the news of the 70-year-old death on Wednesday, recalling the winning spell of an eight-by-43 match that secured Willis's place in the nation's sports folklore.
Here is a selection of tributes to the fourth highest test candidate in England and the man nicknamed The Goose :
Tan triste por la noticia de Bob willis ... que su alma descanse en paz ... amor a toda su familia @bcci @ SkyCricket ... https://t.co/8EZIukXoCo - Sourav Ganguly (@ SGanguly99) 1575477742000
Great Cricket er .. even better bloke RIP Bob https://t.co/nq7TnbpsAg— Nasser Hussain (@nasser Cricket ) 1575479942000
Warm, funny, generous, he will greatly miss Uncle Bob. https://t.co/BC2RJ92HI5 - butcher (@ markbutcher72) 1575480298000
Sad for the news of the death of #BobWillis. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. https://t.co/OnxnOOkHnR - VVS Laxman (@ VVSLaxman281) 1575510719000
Such a sad time for Cricket fans all around the world. Rest In Peace Bob. You shall be remembered forever for what… https://t.co/hj1Q8kZgUN - Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) 1575483443000
Waking to the sad news of the passing of the great Bob willis . Red wine and story time Smithy’s will never be forgo… https://t.co/fajLE9lyO0 - Simon Doull (@Sdoull) 1575482448000
Very sad news to hear the passing of Bob willis .. One of England’s greatest ever.. Huge heart that was fierce in al… https://t.co/dHOtfSKAyj - Damien Martyn🏏 (@damienmartyn) 1575484510000
Sad to hear of the passing away of Bob willis . Condolences to his family and friends. https://t.co/yojWND9o3x - Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1575477407000
Gutted to hear the news of Bob willis passing. A lovely person with a great humour who was so proud of England cric… https://t.co/60qDLGAggS - Stuart Broad (@ StuartBroad8) 1575488770000
England great Bob willis 1949-2019 90 Tests 325 wickets Ashes hero May he rest in peace. https://t.co/EsqgYX8qAL - ICC (@ICC) 1575476522000
We're very sad to hear of the passing of MCC Honorary Life Member, Bob willis . A Lord's legend &formerenglandca…https://t.co/nthzttztra-lord'scricketground(@homeofcricket)
Bob willis was completely different off air, to the, ‘man off his long run’, on air! Very very funny man and loved… https://t.co/ZjtK1VxV0h - Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@ KP24) 1575484271000
Such sad news regarding the legend Bob willis An icon of the game I love,growing up as an 11 year old watching big… https://t.co/kdKG3rWOZd - Darren Gough (@DGoughie) 1575479758000
Incredibly sad to hear the news about Bob willis . He was a true great, generous in sharing his knowledge about the… https://t.co/b94h4ioenJ - James Anderson (@ jimmy9) 1575490654000
Extending our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of Bob willis . Bob was a hugely-respected Cricket er a… https://t.co/qePZDT9EaU - BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) 1575491745000