Former Australian spinner Shane Warne, considered one of the greatest players of all time to redefined spin bowling, has died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand, according to media reports here citing a statement from his management.
He was 52.
According to ‘foxsports.com.au’, Warne’s management released a brief statement that Warne died in Thailand and that the reason could be a suspected heart attack.
“Shane was found unresponsive at his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he was unable to be revived,” the website’s statement said.
“The family is requesting privacy at this time and will provide more details in due course.”
An iconic name in international cricket, Warne has played 145 Tests for Australia since his 1992 debut, taking 708 wickets. In his 194 ODI appearances, Warne scalped 293.
Just 12 hours ago, Warned had tweeted his message of condolence following the death of another cricketing legend, former Australian goalkeeper Rodney Marsh.
Tributes have already started pouring in for Warne, whose fights against Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara defined ’90s Test Cricket.
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