Australian cricket legend and leg-spin master, Shane Warne, has died, aged 52.
According to Warne’s management, the cricketer 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 read. “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
Having played his first Test in 1992 at the SCG, Warne later rose to become a key figure across all formats of the game during one of Australia’s greatest periods of dominance.
During his distinguished international career, he took 708 Test wickets – the most ever taken by an Australian.
He played in Australia’s 1999 World Cup victory and five Ashes victories between 1993 and 2003.
With the news, Australian cricket has suffered its second devastating blow as it was earlier reported that Rod Marsh also lost his life after suffering a heart attack.
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