Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne dies at 52 - The Tribune India - 2 minutes read

The man known as Warnie who was dreaded by a generation of batters for nearly over 10 years from the 90s, died in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack, Australian media reported.

Warne’s management released the statement of his death on Friday evening IST that he had died.

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” read the statement. “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

Warne took 708 Test wickets in a stellar career that lasted over 15 years. He is the second most successful bowler in Test cricket after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan, who took 800 wickets. Warne ended his career with 1001 international wickets.

This is the second big loss to Australian cricket within 24 hours after Rod Marsh ha died on Friday after suffering a heart attack last week.

Warne's last tweet early on Thursday morning was a tribute to Marsh.

"Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed," Warne's tweet said. "He was a legend of our great game & an inspiration to so many young boys & girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate."

Tributes poured in from fans across the cricket-loving world. Former Indian cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth said in his tweet:"Shocking to hear the demise of Shane Warne! He was one of the greatest wrist spinners to ever grace the game! My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans from across the world! May his soul rest in peace".

Source: The Tribune India

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