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Max Walker played 34 Tests and 17 One Day Internationals for Australia Getty

Max Walker, the former Australian cricketer and commentator, has died at the age of 68 after a two-year battle with cancer.

The right-arm fast medium bowler represented Australia in 34 Test matches and 17 One Day Internationals (ODIs) taking 138 and 20 wickets respectively. He was a key member of the successful Australian Test teams which were led by the Chappell brothers and was also among the breakaway group of players who took part in the Kerry Packer World Series Cricket from 1977 to 1979.

Walker's performances in the 1972-73 tour of West Indies where he took 26 wickets to help Australia win the series 2-0 and his figures of 8 for 143 in the sixth Test of the 1974-75 series in Melbourne are widely remembered today and were his career highlights.

Since retiring from the sport, Walker became a popular commentator working with Channel Nine's network commentary team between 1986 and 1991 and was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to cricket and the community in 2011.

IBTimes UK takes a look at some of the tweets from former cricketers mourning his death.