Shane Warne passes away at 52

Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne died of ‘suspected heart attack’, aged 52, on Friday.

Warne’s management released a short statement in the early hours of Saturday (AEDT), informing that the legendary cricketer passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack, according to Fox Cricket.

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests a privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course,” the statement said.

An iconic name in international cricket, Warne made his Test debut in 1992 at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and featured in 145 Test for Australia. He endeed up picking up 708 wickets in the longest format of the game.

In his 194 ODIs he played for Australia, Warne scalped 293 scalps with a decent economy of 4.25.

Warne is regarded amongst the greatest bowlers ever to play the game of cricket. He was a member of the World Cup winning Australia side in 1999 and five Ashes-winning sides beween 1993 and 2003.

Warne’s death is the second devastating news for Australian cricket within a short span of time as Rod Marsh, another Australian great had also passed away earlier on Friday due to a heart attack.

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