March 5, 2022 (New Delhi) : Shane Warne, One of cricket’s all-time greats and legendary Australian leg spinner has died by a suspected heart attack at the age of 52 in Koh Samui, Thailand, while he was on holiday. Warne was named among one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the century. He claimed 708 Test wickets in a 15-year career for Australia between 1992 and 2007, and was also an ODI World Cup winner in 1999.
According to the manager of Shane Warne, he died of a suspected heart attack. Michael Cohen said, “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” Cohen’s statement read. “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.” The shocking news comes hours after the death of another icon of Australian cricket, former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, who also suffered a heart attack earlier this week at the age of 74.
Thailand Police said, “Warne and three other friends were staying in a private villa and one of them went to inquire about him after the former cricketer did not turn up for dinner. Chatchawin Nakmusik, an officer with the Bo Put police in Koh Samui, told Reuters by phone that, “The friend did CPR on him and called an ambulance.”
Australian Cricketer Shane Warne was known as “warnie” throughout his cricketing world, he was undoubtedly one of the true personality of world cricket, a man who almost singlehandedly revived the art of legspin in the early 1990s. Although luminaries such as Pakistan’s Abdul Qadir had kept the art alive, Warne brought a new glamour and attacking intent to legspin, with his tactics and wonderful presence of mind. Mysteriously, Warne’s last Tweet was a tribute to another former Australian cricket great, wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, who died on Friday at the age of 74. There’s a storm of tweets on Twitter paying condolences to the late cricketer!