Shane Warne sadly passed away at the age of 52.
Variety writes that the former Australian cricketer and television commentator died of a suspected heart attack on Friday March 4.
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ShaneManagement company MPC Entertainment announced that he was found unconscious at his villa in Koh Samui, Thailand.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you that Shane Keith Warne died of a suspected heart attack,” they said in a statement. “Despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests confidentiality at this time and will provide further details in due course.
The leg bowler had previously set the record for most wickets taken by any bowler with 708, before it was beaten by Sri Lanka. Muttiah Muralitharan. In 2000 he was selected by a panel of cricketing experts as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, making him the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet.
He started his cricket career in 1992 and played his last Test against England in 2007. He was a member of the Australian team that won the 1999 World Cup and took 293 wickets in one international day. He also played Australian national cricket for his home state of Victoria and English national cricket for Hampshire, where he captained for three seasons.
Once he retired from international cricket in January 2007, Shane became the captain and coach of the Rajasthan Royals T-20 team and led them to victory in the inaugural Indian Premier League cricket tournament. He then converted to a career as a sports commentator. He published an autobiography, Without the spin cyclein 2018.
“Absolutely devastated to hear that @ShaneWarne has died of a heart attack aged just 52,” Shanethe friend of Piers Morgan tweeted. “He was a genius cricketer, a supreme entertainer, a fantastic guy and a great, loyal friend for many years. Just gutting news. RIP WarnieI loved every minute in your company.
We send our thoughts and condolences to Shaneloved ones during this difficult time.