Australia cricket legend Shane Warne (52) has expired of a suspected heart attack in Thailand.
Warne is widely deemed as one of the greatest bowlers to have played, retired as Test cricket’s second most productive wicket-taker.
Warne’s management company in a statement on Friday vouched that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, due to suspected heart attack.
The statement read, “It is with great sadness we advise that Shane Keith Warne passed away of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand today, Friday 4th of March.”
“Shane was found unresponsive in his Villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course,” it appended.
Warne played 145 Tests and 194 ODIs between 1992 and 2007 and took a collectively 1001 wickets during his historic international career.
The leg-spinner sculpted a memorable career during his time featuring for Australia and was fondly called ‘Warnie’. He remained a famous figure post retirement, forming an incredible broadcasting career as commentator and expert.
Warne was the member of Australia’s 1999 ODI World Cup triumphing squad and also played exceptional roles in the team’s five Ashes title victories between 1993 and 2003.
After retirement, Warne magnificently guided Rajasthan Royals to fetch the title in the inaugural season of IPL in 2008 as their captain and coach.