Former Australia cricketer and legend player Shane Warne dies at the age of 52
Former Australia cricketer and spin-bowling legend Shane Warne has died at the age of 52 years, due to a “suspected heart attack” while Warne’s management released a detailed statement in the early hours of Saturday about his death.
Australia legend player Shane Warne has died at the age of 52 years, due to a “suspected heart attack” according to a statement issued by his management company on Friday. A fox report stated that Warne’s management released a detailed statement in the early hours of Saturday, 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,” 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.
According to Reuters, Thai police said Warne and other three friends were staying in a private villa and one of them went to inquire about him after the legend did not turn up for dinner.
“The friend did CPR on him and called an ambulance,”Chatchawin Nakmusik, an officer with the Bo Put police in Koh Samui, told Reuters by phone.
“An emergency response unit then arrived and did another CPR for 10-20 minutes. Then an ambulance from the Thai International Hospital arrived and took him there. They did CPR for five minutes, and then he died.”
The police did not know the cause of death but were not treating it as suspicious, Chatchawin said.
Warne was considered one of the best cricketers in his era, and he was the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of Test cricket, behind Muttiah Muralitharan, with 708 wickets to his name.
He had played 194 One Day Internationals for Australia in which he took 293 wickets. He has scored 3154 runs in his Test career. And 1018 runs in the 50-over format.
He took a total of 1001 wickets and was the first bowler who achieved this feat.
Warne, who made his debut against India in 1992, was named one of Wisdens’ five Cricketers of the Century for his exceptional achievements in a 15-year career between 1992 and 2007.
In 2013, he was enrolled in the ICC Hall of the fame.
He guided Australia to win the World Cup in 1999 and took more wickets than any other bowlers in Ashes cricket, the tally standing at 195.
Warne had last tweeted from his account on Friday as he condoled the death of former Australia cricketer Rodney Marsh.
“Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our great game & inspiration to so many young boys & girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate,”Warne tweeted.
Warne had retired from international cricket in 2007.