Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has died at the age of 52.
The 52-year-old died of a ‘suspected heart attack’ in Thailand.
In a statement, his management said he was found unresponsive in his villa on Koh Samui.
This was Shane Warne’s first ball in Ashes cricket. What an incredibly sad day. 🏏😢 pic.twitter.com/pGhgGgEmr5
— John Duggan (@JohnDugganSport) March 4, 2022
“In a statement, his management team said: “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived.”
“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.
Warne won the cricket world Cup with Australia in 1999 and remains the second-highest wicket taker in test match history, with 708.
He is widely viewed as one of the best spinners to have ever played the game.
He won the Ashes five times between 1993 and 2003.
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He is the second Australian cricket legend to pass away in less than 24 hours, after Rod Marsh died last on Thursday.
Australia opener David Warner said his country had lost “two legends of the game”.