The news of the alleged demise of Heath Streak, the former prominent Zimbabwean all-rounder and cricket coach, has caused a stir. Earlier today, reports emerged suggesting that Streak had succumbed to his battle against stage four cancer. However, in a twist, the former Zimbabwean cricketer, Henry Olonga, took to Twitter to refute these claims. Olonga asserted that Streak is alive and dismissed the rumors of his death as misinformation. Olonga, himself a former fast bowler, is known for his passionate stance against political issues during his cricketing career.
Olonga had initially tweeted about Streak’s passing, writing, “Sad news coming in that Heath Streak is no longer with us. RIP Zimbabwe Cricket Legend.” However, he later deleted the tweet. In a subsequent series of tweets on the platform, Olonga shared a screenshot of his recent conversation with Streak, where the two cricketers engaged in a casual conversation about cricketing matters.
In an effort to clarify the situation and dispel any false information, Olonga utilized Twitter to share updates. He wrote, “I can confirm that the news about Heath Streak’s passing has been greatly exaggerated and I have just spoken to him. The third umpire has called him back onto the field. He’s very much alive.”
Prior to this, in what appears to be a WhatsApp chat, Streak reportedly messaged Olonga, “I’m very much alive. Change that run-out decision immediately. Loved hearing that you were killed in action my brother.”
This follows Olonga’s initial claim on the platform that said, “Sad to hear the passing away of Heath Streak. Condolences to his family. What a cricketer he was.”
It’s important to note that the situation is still developing, and discrepancies in reports about Streak’s health have led to uncertainty. Heath Streak, a well-regarded figure in Zimbabwean cricket, had an illustrious international career, representing his country as both a player and a coach. He played a significant role in Zimbabwean cricket’s journey on the global stage.”