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Shane Warne, Australian Spin Bowling Legend, Dies At 52 In Thailand


Shane Warne was 52 at the time of his death.© AFP

Former Australian cricketer and spin bowling legend Shane Warne has died at the age of 52 years, due to a “suspected heart attack” according to reports. A Fox Sports report stated that 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 read a part of the statement. “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course,” the report quoted from the statement. Warne was the second highest wicket taker in the history of test cricket with 708 scalps to his name.

Warne played 194 One Day Internationals for Australia in which he scalped 293 wickets. The right-hander was also handy with the bat as he scored 3,154 runs in his Test career. He amassed 1,018 runs in the 50-overs format.

The leg-spinner took a total of 1001 wickets and was the first-ever bowler to scale the peak of 1,000 international wickets.

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