Legendary Australia spinner Shane Warne passed away on Friday aged 52 of a suspected heart attack. The Australian cricketer was at a villa in Thailand when the doctors unsuccessfully tried to revive him.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” a statement read.
“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
Only on Friday morning, Shane Warne had posted on social media, expressing his condolences to the family of another legendary Australian cricketer Rod Marsh who passed away on Thursday.
“Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. 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,” he had written on Twitter.
Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. 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.
Warne, who had been active on social media, only posted from Thailand on Thursday evening. The legendary leg-spinner shared a photo of the villa where he had been staying in the Asian nation.
Shane Warne, one of the greatest-ever cricketers to have played the sport, picked up 708 wickets in 145 Tests. His career spanned over 15 years from 1992 to 2007. He was also a World Cup winner with Australia in 1999.
Warne is regarded as one of the greatest-ever bowlers in the history of the sport as he was an integral part of the dominant Australian sides in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Warne also won the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League as the captain of Rajasthan Royals. He is regarded as the greatest captain that Australia never had.
Source: India Today