Shane Warne, Australian cricket legend WHO helped his nation win the World Cup in 1999 and was a part of 5 Ashes-winning groups throughout his career, died aged 52 on Friday.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the simplest efforts of medical employees, he couldn’t be revived,” Warne’s management confirmed in an exceedingly statement to Australian media outlet Fox Sports.
“The family requests privacy at now and can give additional details in due course,” the statement more.
For Australian cricket, this can be the second devastating news in twenty four hours with fellow nice, Rod Marsh, additionally dying on weekday having suffered a significant attack last week.
Incidentally, Warne had condoled his ending in an exceedingly tweet this morning.
“Sad to listen to the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our nice game & inspiration to such a big amount of young boys & ladies. Rod cared deeply regarding cricket & gave thus much-especially to Australia & England players. causing tons & numerous like to Ros & the family. RIP mate,” he had announce.
Affectionately called ‘Warnie’, he created his check debut at the SCG in 1992 against Asian nation and gained international fame once he delivered the ball of the century in 1993, one to recollect for ages for cricket fans round the world.
Warne was arguably the best leg-spinner of all time, with a tally of 708 matched game wickets. He conjointly took 293 One-Day International wickets and created over three hundred appearances for Australia across all formats. Warne has conjointly bagged additional Ashes wickets than the other bowler in history.
Warne was named in concert of Wisden’s 5 Cricketers of the Century for his alone achievements in a very 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’ outstanding title triumph within the event’s inaugural edition. A flamboyant temperament each on and off the sector, Warne conjointly found success as a commentator and was thought of among the sharpest analysts of the sport.