The cricket world is in mourning after former Australia wicketkeeper Rod Marsh died on Friday at the age of 74. Marsh suffered a heart attack in Queensland last week and was in a coma at the Royal Adelaide Hospital until his death.
The great player played 96 Tests for his country, scoring three Test centuries. At the same time, the world record of making 355 batsmen their victim behind the wicket was also his name.
He later headed national cricket academies in Australia and England and was the inaugural head of the International Cricket Council’s World Coaching Academy in Dubai. In 2014, he was appointed as the chairman of selectors for Australia and held the position for two years.
Extremely sad to hear about the passing away of Rod Marsh.
My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/HWZW73b0z4
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 4, 2022
Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our great game & an inspiration to so many young boys & girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate❤️
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 4, 2022
The cricket world is in mourning after former Australia wicketkeeper Rod Marsh died on Friday aged 74.
— ICC (@ICC) March 4, 2022
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rod Marsh.
A brilliant wicketkeeper and hard-hitting batter, Rod’s contribution to Australian cricket was outstanding and he will be truly missed.
Our thoughts are with his wife Ros, children Paul, Dan and Jamie and his many friends. pic.twitter.com/DXR0rEyZjx
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 4, 2022
Very sad to hear of the passing of Rod Marsh. As a kid he was my favorite player. He was part of one of the most exciting eras in Australian and world cricket. He will be remembered as one of Australia’s greatest ever Test cricket players. pic.twitter.com/SvRhe2u2z9
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) March 4, 2022
RIP Rod Marsh, 74.
One of Australia’s finest ever cricketers; a ferocious competitor who always played hard but fairly, & embodied the spirit of the game. His disgust at the infamous Chappell brother underarm incident said it all. Great player, even better block. Very sad news. pic.twitter.com/mBx5e846ur
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 4, 2022
Cricket Australia said in its statement: “This is a very sad day for Australian cricket and for everyone who loves and admires Rod Marsh. Rod will always be remembered for the way he played the game and some of the greatest Australians.” The joy he brought as a member of the teams. ‘Marsh caught, bowled Lily’ has coveted status in our sport.”
“Rod has made a huge contribution to the sport by recognizing, coaching and mentoring many future stars in his various roles as coach and director at cricket academies in Australia and other cricket-playing countries. Our thoughts are Rod’s wife, Ross, on his With sons Paul. Dan and Jamie and the extended Marsh family, many of his friends and teammates with whom he made so many special memories.”