Legendary Cricketer Shane Warne Takes His Last Breath At 52
By CricShots - Mar 4, 2022 7:55 pm
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In a piece of terrible news, legendary Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne has reportedly passed away of a suspected attack at the age of 52. Warne is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers to have played the game, having retired as Test cricket’s second-most prolific wicket-taker. Warne’s management company in a brief statement released on Friday confirmed that he has taken his taken hs last breath in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack.

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Shane Warne was serving as the head coach of London Spirit

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

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The news is the second devastating blow for Australian cricket within 24 hours with fellow great, Rod Marsh, also dying on Friday having suffered a major heart attack last week. Shane Warne played 145 Tests and 194 ODIs between 1992 and 2007 and took a combined 1001 wickets during his storied international career.

Having made his Test debut at the SCG in 1992, Shane Warne became the backbone of the Australian team in the late 90s and early 2000s of the dominating Australian team across the formats. He was a member of Australia’s World Cup win in 1999, and five Ashes-winning sides between 1993 and 2003.

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The legspinner carved a storied career during his time playing for Australia and was affectionately called ‘Warnie’. He remained a popular figure post-retirement, forging a successful broadcasting career as a commentator and a pundit. Post-retirement, Warne famously guided Rajasthan Royals to a fairy-tale title win in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 as their captain and coach.

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