Cricket fans around the world are in mourning and shock following the Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne’s death.
The best bowler of all time, Warne was discovered dead from a suspected heart attack. He was found unresponsive in his villa in Thailand’s island of Koh Samui on Friday, a day after arriving for vacation on the island with a group of friends. His friends gave him CPR, and an ambulance transported him to the hospital.
“Despite the best efforts of medical staff, Shane Warne was not able to be revived.”
Later his death was confirmed through a statement by his management.
People from around the world, both within and outside of the cricketing community – immediately paid their tributes to Warne.
“He was more to Australians than his achievements; he was one of the best people in the country. ”,
Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison tweeted a few hours after Shane Warne’s death.
PM Imran Khan, former Pakistan cricket team captain, expressed his condolences and grief over the loss of the cricketer.
“Saddened to learn of the sudden passing of cricketer Shane Warne, a bowling genius who took the art of leg-spin to new heights. He will be missed across the cricketing world,” PM Imran Khan tweeted.
The death of Warne came just hours after Rod Marsh – one of Australia’s most prominent wicket-keepers – passed away.
“Two legends of our game have left us too soon.”
David Warner delivered the news of Warne’s demise to Australian players on tour in Pakistan, saying this.
Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistan fast bowler, stated in a Twitter video that Warne was “one of the best human beings [he] ever came across.”
Shane Represented Australia From 1992 to 2007
Warne was an instant success when he debuted in international cricket in the early 1990s. His first-ever ball in an Ashes series earned him his nickname, ‘The Ball of the Century.’
He became the first Australian to take 700 wickets during his career. While he retired with 708 wickets.
Apart from his brilliance in Test cricket, Warne also played a major role in Australia’s limited-overs format throughout the 1990s. With 293 ODI wickets to his name, he played a significant role in Australia’s World Cup victory in 1999. He won the Player of the Match award after picking up four wickets in the final.
Moreover, Warne was one of only five players to receive the Wisden Cricketers of the Century award in 2000.
At the end of the 2006-07 Ashes, Warne retired after helping Australia beat England 5-0 to win the urn back. However, after retiring from international cricket, Warne pursued a successful career as a broadcaster. He was a staple of commentary teams all over the world.
A few hours before his death, he tweeted about Rod Marsh, a former Australian legend who died. It was the last tweet he sent before he passed away.