These incidents, which have occurred just five months into 2022, have saddened the cricket community. In addition to the great wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, the world had lost the famous spinner Shane Warne, and now one of the finest all-around players in Andrew Symonds. These cricketing greats made an impact on the sport by their tenacity, dependability, and talent.
1. Shane Warne
On March 4, 2022, Shane Warne's body was found in his villa on Koh Samui in Thailand. While on holiday in Thailand, the 52-year-old Australian great suddenly away after what is believed to have been a heart attack. Warne played 145 Test matches and got 708 wickets with a bowling average of 25.41 after earning the Australia Test cap in 1992. Only Muttiah Muralitharan, who has 800 Test wickets, is ahead of him. In addition, Warne contributed with the bat, scoring 3154 runs in Test cricket, including 12 half-centuries. Only he has amassed more than 3000 runs in cricket without recording a century.
2. Rodney Marsh
At the age of 74, former Australian cricketer Rod Marsh passed away on March 4, 2022. After having a heart attack, he fell into a coma. Marsh, who made his international debut in 1970, was a valuable wicketkeeper before becoming a national selector. He had a fantastic record in first-class games, scoring 11067 runs at an average of 31.17 in 257 games. In 96 Test matches for Australia, Marsh amassed 3633 runs at an average of 26.51. He amassed 1225 runs at an average of 20.08 in 92 ODIs. Due to their involvement in 95 dismissals, Dennis Lillee and Rod Marsh have a unique reputation in the world of cricket.
3. Andrew Symonds
On May 15, Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds was dead in a vehicle crash in Townsville. Symonds was one of the rare all-rounders with an average of at least 40 across all cricket formats. Over the course of his 11-year international career, Symonds played several excellent innings. In the world of limited-overs cricket, he was regarded as the whole deal. Symonds greatly aided Australia's two World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007 by playing a pivotal role in both tournaments. In 2004 against Sri Lanka, this all-around Australian batsman was given the Australian cap. With the aid of eight century and 42 half-centuries, he amassed 6887 runs while representing Australia in 238 games.