Former Australian leg spinner Bob Holland has passed away suffering long from brain cancer, his family confirmed on Sunday. He was 70. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিদায় নিলেন বব হল্যান্ড]
Last week, a sudden fall caused his ribs broken which led to bleeding in brain. He was diagnosed from an advanced stage of brain cancer in late March. He went through surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Bob Holland popularly known as ‘Dutchy’ Holland made his debut in 1984. He led Australia to a famous victory against West Indies in the next year making a 10 wicket haul.
Holland claimed a fifer in that year’s Ashes also and took another 10 wicket in the same year, against New Zealand.
But his career ended abruptly playing 11 Test matches for Australia with a tally of 34 wickets. He had a career of 95 matches’ first class career.