Reports | Shane Warne passes away of ‘suspected heart attack’ at 52

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Shane Warne dies of ‘suspected heart attack’ at 52

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Reports | Shane Warne passes away of ‘suspected heart attack’ at 52

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SportsCafe Desk

03/04/2022

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has reportedly died of a suspected heart attack, aged 52. Warne is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, and arguably the greatest leg-spinner ever played cricket, having retired as Test cricket’s second most prolific wicket-taker.

In what comes to be terribly shocking news, Australia legend Shane Warne has reportedly passed away of a suspected attack. He was 52 when died on March 4.

A report by Fox Sports read that Warne’s management released a brief statement in the early hours of Saturday, March 4, that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a 'suspected heart attack.'

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement reads.

“The family requests aprivacy at this time and will provide further details in due course," it added.

Warne even consoled the demise of another Australian legend, Rod Marsh, earlier in the morning. "Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our great game & an inspiration to so many young boys & girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate," Warne tweeted.

Warne had played 145 Tests and 194 ODIs between 1992 and 2007. and was chosen as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century. He ifnished his career with 293 wickets in ODIs and 708 wickets in Tests, the most by a leg-spinner in the format.

Warne made his Test debut against India in Sydney in 1991/92, and followed it with an ODI debut against New Zealand in Wellington in March next year. He went on to win the World Cup with Australia in 1999, and was adjudged the Player of the Match in the final against Pakistan, following his excellent figures of 4 for 33.

Warne's one of his finest performances in Test cricket came against England in 2005, when he ended the Ashes series with 40 wickets to be fittingly named Player of the series.  He will also be remembered for his leadership skills, despite not being named as captain of Australia. However, he captained Rajasthan Royals winning the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), back in 2008.

Warne retired from international cricket in the 2006-07 Ashes, leaving the field with his long-term bowling partner Glenn McGrath after reclaiming the Ashes urn with a 5-0 whitewash. It was the first time that Australia had inflicted that result on England since 1920/21.

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