Rod Marsh
Rod Marsh (Image Credits: Getty)

Former Australian cricketer Rod Marsh suffered a heart attack on Thursday (February 24). The cricket legend was immediately rushed to a hospital after suffering a heart attack. Rod Marsh has been admitted to a hospital in Queensland state of Australia.

The former Australian wicketkeeper was about to attend an event in Bundaberg city of Queensland for the Bulls Masters charity group. However, as soon as he reached the spot, he suffered a serious heart issue. The organizers of the event immediately took him to the hospital.

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Cricket Australia Chief Nick Hockley
Cricket Australia Chief Nick Hockley (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Very Concerned To Hear The News About Rod Marsh: Cricket Australia CEO

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said that the board was very concerned to hear about the news of Rod Marsh’s heart attack and sent him best wishes for recovery.

“We are very concerned to hear the news about Rod and send him all our best wishes. Our thoughts are with him, his wife Ros and their family and many friends at this difficult time.

“Rod is one of the most iconic and popular figures in the game and we thank and acknowledge those who are looking after him,” Nick Hockley told Australian media.

Western Australia Cricket CEO Christina Matthews also wished him a speedy recovery. Marsh played 97 first-class games for Western Australia during his active cricket career.

“We’re deeply concerned to hear of Rod Marsh’s medical emergency after suffering a major heart attack,” Matthews said.

Rod Marsh
Rod Marsh (Image Credits: Getty)

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74-year-old Rod Marsh represented the Australia national team from 1974 to 1984. He was a wicketkeeper-batsman. He played 96 Tests for Australia between 1970 to 1984. The left-handed batsman piled up 3633 runs at an average of 26.51, smacking 3 centuries and 16 half-centuries.

He also played 92 ODIs for Australia, scoring 1225 runs at an average of 20.08. In ODIs, he accounts for 4 fifties and a top score of 66. He announced his retirement in 1984 and held the role of coach of various teams later.

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