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Cricket: Legendary Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh dies at 74

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Legendary Australian wicketkeeper Rod March has died at the age of 74 after suffering a heart attack today. He had an illustrious career where he effected 355 dismissals - a world record at the time of his retirement - in 96 Test appearances for Australia from 1970 to 1984.

As the news about Marsh spread, many players gave tribute to the legend. Australia Test great Mark Waugh said, "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.”

David Hussey, former Australian one-day international player, said on Twitter, "His saying, "cricket is a simple game made complicated" still resonates with me.”

Ex-England bowler Chris Tremlett said that Marsh was "a great man who helped guide me and many others on the right path in my younger years and taught me what it takes to play international cricket”.

After retiring from cricket Marsh commentated on Australian television before taking on a coaching role at the Australian National Academy. He also served as Australian chairman of selectors from 2014 to 2016.

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