One of the greatest players in the history of the sport, Shane Warne has died at the age of 52. The management company confirmed the news on Friday to CNN.
The statement from MPC Entertainment said, ‘It is with great sadness we advise that Shane Keith Warne passed away of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand today, Friday 4th March. Shane was found unresponsive in his Villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.’
Shane had 708 Test wickets to his name, making him one of cricket’s most lethal bowlers. He is the only Australian to have the most ever wickets, and 2nd most of all time behind Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan. Shane was one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the 20th century and named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World on 3 separate occasions.
The greatest moment of Shane Warne came in the 1993 Ashes series against England. Warne delivered the ‘the ball of the century’ to completely bamboozle Mike Gatting. He was one of the most charismatic players in the history of the sport. Warne ended his international career to an end in 2007. He dazzled the cricket world for 15 years.
Condolences from cricketers:
Australian cricketer David Warner sent his thoughts to the family of Warne. He writes, ‘Two legends of our game have left us too soon. I’m lost for words, and this is extremely sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Marsh and Warne family. I just can not believe it.’
Rohit Sharma, India’s current captain expressed his shock and sadness over Shane’s death. He tweeted, ‘Still can’t believe it. An absolute legend and champion of our game has left us.’
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