Bob Willis at the Lord"s balcony during Pakistan"s 1982 tour of England

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Bob Willis, legendary England fast bowler, dies aged 70 The former England captain and fast bowler, who will be forever synonymous with England"s 1981 Ashes victory, died on December 4.

Icon, survivor, grandee: Farewell Bob Willis, the man with the longest run Andrew Miller, ESPNcricinfo"s UK editor, writes a moving tribute in memory of England"s mightiest of fast bowlers.

Tributes: "An English legend who inspired a generation of fast bowlers" Willis" passing, at the age of 70, had the cricketing world in mourning.

"That was abject, Charles, absolutely pathetic" - Bob Willis" best quips Willis had developed a reputation for his dry, acerbic and generally scathing verdicts during his punditry career working for Sky Sports.

Podcast: The late, great Bob Willis - Warm, generous ... terrifying Mark Butcher, Andrew Miller and Alan Gardner reflect on cricket"s sad loss, and look back on England"s tour of New Zealand.

WATCH - Mark Butcher delivers an emotional tribute to Bob Willis He joins the Switch Hit team to pay tribute to Willis.

The Cricket Monthly: "I don"t think odds of 500-1 have appeared since" How Willis" bowling England to an incredible Ashes win at Headingley was the culmination of a golden five-year period for him.

Archive: The hero who almost didn"t play What is less well known about Willis is that he was not even in the original squad picked for the Test.

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