Cricket world in shock as Australian spin legend Shane Warne passes away

07:22 PM | 4 Mar, 2022
Cricket world in shock as Australian spin legend Shane Warne passes away
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Former Australian spin legend Shane Warne has passed away in Thailand, leaving the cricket world in shock and mourning.

The 52-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest in the morning.

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests a privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course,” his family said in a statement.

Earlier today, he expressed his feelings over the death of Rod Marsh, another former Australian cricketer who breathed his last on Friday having suffered a major heart attack last week.

Cricketers from all over the world are mourning the death of Warne -- the greatest leg-spinner of all-time.

Warnie's stellar international career spanned across 15 years and saw him take 708 Test wickets — the most ever for an Australian, and the second-most of all time behind only Muttiah Muralitharan.

He was a member of Australia’s World Cup win in 1999, and five Ashes-winning sides beween 1993 and 2003.