Bob Willis passed away on Wednesday. (Source: Twitter)

Former England captain and fast bowler Bob Willis passed away on Wednesday, aged 70 after a short illness. He represented England in 90 Tests and picked 325 wickets. Willis is the fourth-highest wicket-taker for England.

“We are heartbroken to lose our beloved Bob,” Willis’s family said in a statement.

He earned the nickname ‘Goose’ with his long run up and a sprint across 30 yards. Willis is survived by wife Lauren, daughter Katie, brother David and sister Ann.