Shane Warne, the greatest leg-spinner of all time and an Australian cricket legend, has died at 52. 😭
Warne’s management announced in the early hours of Saturday morning (AEDT) that he had died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand.
Shane was discovered unresponsive in his villa, and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he couldn’t be revived, according to the statement.
It’s a lousy day for cricket lovers. Despite the best efforts of medical staff, Shane was not revived after being found unresponsive in his villa.
The Australian bowler took 708 wickets in Tests, the most for an Australian and second-most for any player. And Sri Lanka’s spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the only bowler who surpassed the figure.
Three different times, he was named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World and one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the 20th century. Warne’s is unrivaled as a legacy among the best leg spinners in all of sports history.
It was just 12 hours before the announcement of his death that Warne sent his last tweet, in which he paid tribute to fellow Australian cricketer Rod Marsh, who died following a heart attack at the age of 74.
Additionally, he played over 300 international matches for Australia in all formats, taking 293 wickets in One-Day Internationals.
He contributed to six successive Ashes series victories. He produced arguably his most satisfactory performance – 40 wickets during the famous 2005 series that saw England end 16 years of Australian dominance – the series.
With his departure from international cricket after the 2006-07 Ashes, the urn safely reclaimed with a 5-0 whitewash; Warne was one of the finest tacticians in the game; Australia’s most excellent captain never had.
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Cricketers From All Over The World Share The Sadness On Twitter.
After 15 years of dazzling the cricket world, Warne brought his international career to an end in 2007.
Then he started playing T20 cricket. He joined the Indian Premier League and was selected captain for the Rajasthan Royals Team.
Due to his outstanding captaincy, Rajasthan Royals became the first team of the Indian Premier League to win the championship.
He continued playing T20 franchise cricket until 2013. Then he took retirement from all the cricket formats.
Rohit Sharma, the current captain of India, tweeted that he “can’t believe it” that Warne died.
With great sadness, I send my thoughts and prayers to the Marsh and Warne families. I cannot believe it. RIP, you will both be missed.”Rohit Sharma
An Australian cricketer Wicket-keeper and Batsman Adam Gilchrist also Twitter on his Twitter Handle.
”Numb. The highlight of my cricketing career was to keep wicket to Warnie. Best seat in the house to watch the maestro at work. I have often felt a tad selfish that Heals and I pretty much exclusively are the only ones who had that thrill and pleasure at Test level. Rip Warnie.”💔😢Adam Gilchrist
Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli also showed his sadness on his Twitter handle.
”Life is so inconsistent and unpredictable. I cannot process this great of our sport’s passing and a person I got to know off the field. RIP. Greatest to turn the cricket ball.”Virat Kohli
Shocked, stunned & miserable… Said Sachin Tendulkar.
He wrote on his Twitter Profile, ”Will miss you, Warnie. There was never a dull moment with you around, on or off the field. I will always treasure our on-field duels & off-field banter. You always had a special place for India & Indians had a special place for you.”Sachin Tendulkar
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