On March 4, Australian Cricket legend Shane Warne breathed his last at the age of 52.
Shane Warne passes away:
The managers of the cricketer confirmed his death in a statement where they said that “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived.”
The statement further added, “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
The news of Warne passing away comes just hours after the death of Australia’s former wicketkeeper, Rod Marsh.
Tributes from sports personalities poured in on Twitter, as they all expressed their condolences over the tragic news.
Shane Warne was widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers to have played the game, having retired as Test cricket’s second most prolific wicket-taker.
About the player:
Warne played 145 Tests and 194 ODIs between 1992 and 2007 and took a combined 1001 wickets during his storied international career.
He 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.
After retiring from international cricket, Warne added to his legend by doubling up as captain and coach of IPL team Rajasthan Royals’ remarkable title triumph in the event’s inaugural edition.