Shane Warne dies at 52
Shane Warne dies at 52 from a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. The Australian cricket star is considered to be one of the greatest test players of all time. An outpouring of grief from friends, fans, and fellow cricketers for his untimely passing.
The leg-breaker was born on 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia was grossly known for his extraordinary spin and often bamboozled top-class batsmen with surprise unorthodox deliveries. Shane has a tally of 708 test wickets in his larger-than-life career. He is known to be the one to revive the art of leg-spin. He has helped his team win the 1999 limited-overs World Cup.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” a statement from his management company said. He was found in a luxury resort in Koh Samui. Companions and medical staff performed a cardiopulmonary resuscitation but could not revive him.
His death came hours after the announcement of Rod Marsh’s death. He was a fellow Australian cricketer and an outstanding wicketkeeper.
A handy batsman, safe hands in a close-in fielding position, a witty commentator, a great personality have sadly passed away.
Pat Cummins, the current Australian captain said he was “a hero” to the current players. “The loss that we are all trying to wrap our heads around is huge. The game was never the same after Warnie emerged, and the game will never be the same after his passing.”
One of the greatest players, Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar tweeted “Shocked, stunned & miserable… I will miss you Warnie. There was never a dull moment with you around.”
Adam Gilchrist tweeted “The highlight of my cricketing career was to keep wicket to Warnie. Best seat in the house to watch the maestro at work.”