Shane Warne, the legendary Australian cricketer and one of the best leg-spinners of all time, passed away on Friday, aged 52, following what was believed to be a heart attack in Thailand. There are two girls and a son who survive him.
Warne’s management issued a brief statement to the Australian media, stating that the cricketer passed away on Thailand’s Koh Samui, and that the cause of death was presumed to be a heart attack.
“In his villa, Shane was discovered comatose with no signs of life, and despite the greatest efforts of medical personnel, he was unable to be revived. The family asks for privacy at this time and will share further information when the time is right “The message went on to say.
Over the course of his career, which stretched from 1992 to 2007, Warne amassed 708 Test wickets, making him one of the greatest leg-spinners ever. Warne is second only to Sri Lankan icon Muttiah Muralitharan in terms of most Test wickets taken, with 799, in the all-time list of most Test wicket takers. The Warne–Muralitharan Trophy, named in honour of the duo by Cricket Australia and Sri Lanka Cricket in 2007, was established for the Test series between the two teams.