Brandon Moyo in BULAWAYO
HEATH Streak has been cremated, according to his wishes.
The late Zimbabwe Cricket legend died at his family farm in Inyathi last Sunday at the age of 49.
Family spokesperson and long-time friend, John Rennie, said:
“I can confirm that Heath Streak has been cremated as per his wish and there will be a memorial service in Bulawayo on Friday,” said Rennie.
“There will be a memorial service for the Chevrons legend on Friday afternoon at Mystique Gardens in Bulawayo’s Fourwinds suburb.”
Streak, who captained and coached the Chevrons, lost his battle against cancer.
His death was felt across the entire cricket world with some of the game’s legends, including Sachin Tendulkar, leading the tributes.
He said he remembered Streak as a ‘big and muscular’ guy who earned plaudits with his deceptive bowling.
“Deeply pained to learn of Heath Streak’s demise,” he said on X, formerly Twitter.
“While he was a big, muscular and strong guy, his agility and deceptive bowling, combined with his fielding prowess, were truly remarkable.
“The cricketing fraternity will feel his absence. Rest in peace, Heath.”
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj hailed Streak as one of the nicest guys he met through his cricket journey.
“Really sad news of the passing away of Zimbabwe’s legendary cricketer #HeathStreak. Having fought my own battle with cancer, I know the strength it takes.
“He was one of the nicest guys I encountered along my journey and an even stronger human being. My prayers for the strength of his family and loved ones,” Yuvraj said.
Streak picked up 216 wickets for Zimbabwe in 65 Tests.