Breaking: Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne dies at 52

Shane Warne

Australia cricket legend and the greatest leg-spinner of all time, Shane Warne, has died, aged 52. Warne’s management released a brief statement in the early hours of Saturday (AEDT), that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack.

Shane Warne

 

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement reads.

 

Warne, who was named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Century, claimed 708 Test wickets in a 15-year career for Australia between 1992 and 2007, and was also a World Cup winner in 1999.

Shane Warne

 

Hours before his death Warne had tweeted on the demise of former Australian legend Rod Marsh.

 


Warne was credited for bowling the “bowl of the century” when he dismissed England batsman Mike Gatting in the 1993 Ashes.

 

 


The ball that was pitched outside leg stump spun immensely to hit Mike Gatting’s off stump.

 

The cricket fraternity expressed shock over Warne’s sudden death as messages continued to pour in on social media websites.

 

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Kumar Sangakkara

 

 

Waqar Younis

 


David Warner

 


Shahid Afridi

 


 

Shadab Khan

 


Rohit Sharma

 


Ian Bell

 

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