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Tony Greig passes away after losing battle to lung cancer

Sydney, Dec 29: Tony Greig, a former England cricket captain who went on to become a celebrated commentator and attained fame in India, passed away after suffering a heart attack while battling lung cancer here
PTI December 29, 2012 14:32 IST
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Sydney, Dec 29: Tony Greig, a former England cricket captain who went on to become a celebrated commentator and attained fame in India, passed away after suffering a heart attack while battling lung cancer here today. Greig was 66. He breathed his last at a hospital here after being brought in a "critical condition".



"He was rushed into St Vincent's Hospital. The staff of the emergency department worked on Mr. Greig to no avail." hospital spokesman David Faktort said.

In his 58-match Test career, Greig scored 3,599 runs at an average of 40.43 and picked up 141 wickets. He slammed eight centuries during his Test career. In 22 ODIs that he played, Greig scored 269 runs and managed 19 wickets.

He was diagnosed with lung cancer in October this year after undergoing treatment for what was initially thought to be bronchitis in May.