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The legendary Australian Spinner Shane Warne dies at 52

Mar 04, 2022 08:00 pm

The master of spin bowling, Shane Warne died today of a "suspected heart attack". The 52 year old legendary bowler passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand.

A Fox Sports report stated that Warne's management released a brief statement in the early hours of Saturday (AEDT). "Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived," the read a part of the statement. "The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course," the report read further.

Warne was the second highest wicket taker in the history of Test cricket, behind Muttiah Muralitharan, with 708 wickets to his name.

Warne played 194 One Day Internationals for Australia in which he scalped 293 wickets. The right-hander was also handy with the bat as he scored 3,154 runs in his Test career. He amassed 1,018 runs in the 50-overs format.

The leg-spinner took a total of 1001 wickets and was the first-ever bowler to scale the peak of 1,000 international wickets.

Warne, who made his Test debut against India at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, was named as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century for his unparalleled achievements in a 15-year career between 1992 and 2007.

In 2013, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

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