Sydney: Former Australian Test all-rounder Eric Freeman died at the age of 76. Freeman was Australia’s 244th male Test player. He made his debut against India in Gaba in 1968. Freeman dismissed both India’s openers in his first match. Freeman played a total of 11 Tests for Australia in his career and scored 345 runs and took 34 wickets.
Freeman dominated the first series with the West Indies
This legendary all-rounder cricket player from Australia during the year 1968–69 in the series against West Indies, Freeman did wonders with bat and ball. Apart from scoring 183 runs, Freeman also took 13 wickets in this series.
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Cricket Australia paid tribute
Condoling the demise of its evergreen player, Cricket Australia has paid tribute to Freeman.
Vale Eric Freeman! We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Test all-rounder Eric Freeman, who became Australia’s 244th men’s test cricketer when he made his debut against India at the Gabba in 1968.
More about Eric’s legacy here: https://t.co/n8VySAA7es pic.twitter.com/0d1Mz3o7Iv
– Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) December 15, 2020
The medal of the order of Australia Eric Freeman
Apart from cricket, Freeman also played football. In 2002, Freeman was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.
Apart from the cricketer, he was also a successful administrator and commentator.