Sydney: Former Australian Test all-rounder Eric Freeman has died at the age of 76. Freeman was Australia’s 244th male test player. He made his debut against India at Gaba in 1968. Freeman dismissed the two Indian workers in his first match. Freeman has played a total of 11 tests for Australia in his career and has scored 345 points and taken 34 wickets.
Freeman dominated the first series with the West Indies
This legendary versatile cricketer originally from Australia during the 1968-1969 year in the series against the West Indies, Freeman did wonders with the bat and the ball. In addition to scoring 183 points, Freeman has also taken 13 wickets in this series.
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Cricket Australia paid tribute
Condemning the disappearance of its evergreen player, Cricket Australia paid tribute to Freeman.
Vale Eric Freeman! We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former all-round Test player Eric Freeman, who became Australia’s 244th cricketer when he made his debut against India at Gabba in 1968.
Learn more about Eric’s legacy here: https://t.co/n8VySAA7es pic.twitter.com/0d1Mz3o7Iv
– Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) December 15, 2020
The Order of Australia Eric Freeman Medal
Besides cricket, Freeman also played football. In 2002 Freeman was awarded the Order of Australia Medal.
Besides the cricketer, he was also a successful administrator and commentator.