Australian legendary leg spinner Shane Warn passes away

 52 years old iconic leg spinner suffered heart attack in Thailand

Former Australian legendary cricketer and one of the greatest leg-spinners in the history of game, Shane Warne, has passed away due to a suspected cardiac arrest. In what comes as shocking news for the entire cricketing fraternity, Shane Warne was found in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack in his villa.

Warne was a part of the legendary Australian team that went on to conquer the world of cricket with its might. The legendary leg-spinner had a total of 708 Test wickets to his name, only second on the list to Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Warn dominated the test cricket as he single handedly destroyed batting lines of every test playing teams. 

Former Australia spinner Shane Warne, considered as one of the all-time greats of the game who redefined spin bowling. He will be remembered for his magical leg spin bowling  which won many test and one day matches for Australia. He became commentator after his retirement.   


The news is the second devastating blow for Australian cricket within 24 hours with fellow great, Rod Marsh, also dying on Friday having suffered a major heart attack last week.

Affectionately known as ‘Warnie’ and adored by millions across the globe, Warne is considered by many as the greatest bowler to ever play the game.

Warne’s management released a brief statement in the early hours of Saturday (AEDT), 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 privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

                                                                             Sports Desk


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