Cricket legend Max Walker dies aged 68

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Max Walker.

Max Walker. Photo: Chris Beck

Cricketer, footballer, media identity and best selling author Max Walker has died aged 68.

Walker played 34 Tests for Australia, before moving on to a successful career as a commentator and writer.

He was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2011, but also battled prostate cancer post-retirement.

Australian cricket great Ian Chappell told Neil Mitchell that Walker was a formidable cricketer.

"Tangles was all elbows and arms and thrashing around, as you said, he wasn't the quickest ... and he certainly wasn't the best looking player, but I reckon he would have been a nightmare to play against," Chappell told 3AW Mornings.

Click PLAY below to hear Ian Chappell recall some stories

Victorian cricketer Max Walker attempts to sweep New South Wales bowler David Hourn during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 17 February 1976.

Victorian cricketer Max Walker attempts to sweep New South Wales bowler David Hourn during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 17 February 1976. 

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