Australian cricket legend Shane Warne dies aged 52, Cricket world mourns magic spinning top’s death

Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne passed away on March 4 of a suspected heart attack in Thailand, his management issued a brief statement to confirm the same.

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and could not be revived despite the best efforts of the medical staff. The family is currently requesting privacy and will provide more details when the time comes.”

A sad day for Australian Cricket and cricket fans as Rod Marsh passed away earlier in the day.

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Shane Warne’s career in numbers

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Shane Warne

Shane Warne has played 145 Test matches for Australia since his 1992 debut. The legendary spinner had 708 scalps to his name and is the second tallest gatekeeper in the game’s longest format. He is right behind Muttiah Muralitharan. Warne held his first Test in Sydney against India and played his final Test at the same venue in 2007 during the Ashes series.

In ODIs, Warne took 293 wickets in 194 matches for the Australian Cricket Team. Considered one of the legendary spinners of the late 90s and early 2000s.

He won the World Cup with Australia in 1999 and won five Ashes with the Australian side between 1993 and 2003.

Cricket world reacts to heartbreaking news

Cricketers and fans around the world are reacting to Shane Warne’s death. All of them are heartbroken and divided.

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