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Rod Marsh, Australia’s legendary wicketkeeper, died at the age of 74 after suffering a heart attack

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            Marsh became unwell last Thursday while on his way to a charity cricket tournament in Queensland.

In 96 Test appearances for Australia from 1970 to 1984, he effected 355 dismissals, a world record at the time of his retirement.

He also played 92 one-day internationals and was Australia’s men’s selectors chairman until 2016.

Marsh ranks third on Australia’s all-time dismissals list, trailing only Adam Gilchrist (416) and Ian Healy (395).

Marsh was regarded as an “absolute icon” of the sport by Australia Test great Mark Waugh.

“I had the pleasure of working with Rod for a number of years as a selector and you wouldn’t meet a more honest, down-to-earth, kind-hearted person”, Waugh concluded.

Former Australia one-day international David Hussey paid homage to Rod on Twitter, stating, “Rod will be missed”.

“His adage, ‘cricket is a simple game turned difficult’, still rings true for me”.

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