Shane Warne, one of Australia’s most famous cricketers, died on Friday at the age of 52, according to local media reports
According to Fox Cricket, the Cricketer died of a suspected heart attack while on Koh Samui, Thailand.
It was reported that Shane Warne’s management released a brief statement announcing his death.
Shane Warne was found unresponsive in his villa and, despite the best efforts of medical personnel, could not be revived, according to the statement.
At this time, the family requests privacy and will provide further information as soon as possible.”
During his career that spanned from 1992 to 2007, Warne bagged 708 wickets in the Test match, making him one of the greatest leg-spinners of all time.
Later, he participated in the Indian Premier League and other Twenty20 tournaments before retiring from all cricket in 2013 but continued to be involved in it as a broadcaster.
The death of Warne is the second major blow to Cricket Australia on Friday after the passing of Rodney Marsh earlier in the day.
Cricket fans expressed shock over Warne’s sudden death, with messages pouring in on the social media website.
Shane Warne has passed away at the age of 52.
Utterly shocking news. A cricketing genius. pic.twitter.com/eTuTuyD1ch
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) March 4, 2022
Fellow cricketers and other cricket lovers to pay tribute to the spinning legend Shane Warne
Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain for all formats, expressed his displeasure on social media.
I find it hard to believe. Such a tragic loss for the cricket world. With his leg-spin, he literally inspired generations. You will always be missed, #ShaneWarne,” he wrote.
Cricket has lost what former Pakistani team captain Shahid Afridi considers to be a “university of leg-spin bowling” today, he said.
“I was inspired by his bowling from the beginning of my career, and it was always an honor to play against him,” he wrote.
Shoaib Malik, Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder, addressed the shocking news on his Twitter handle.
“Shocked to hear the news of the passing of the legendary #ShaneWarne,” he wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar shared his picture with Warne, he wrote: “What a legend. What a man. What a cricketer.”
Virender Sehwag, the former Indian cricketer, said that he couldn’t believe Warne was the greatest spinner.
In his obituary, he wrote: “One of the greatest spinners, the man who made spin cool, Shane Warne, has passed away.”