In a tragic news that that has rocked the cricketing fraternity , Australia spinner Shane Warne, unarguably one of the all-time greats of the game who redefined spin bowling, has died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand, according to a statement from his management.
He was 52. Warne’s management released a brief statement to the Australian media, saying that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement reported by various media outlets said.
“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
The news shocked the cricket fraternity. Cricketers from all over took to twitter and expressed their shock and lauded his spectacular career .
Virat Kohli, Former India Skipper
Life is so fickle and unpredictable. I cannot process the passing of this great of our sport and also a person I got to know off the field. RIP #goat. Greatest to turn the cricket ball. pic.twitter.com/YtOkiBM53q
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 4, 2022
Sachin Tendulkar , India Batting legend
Shocked, stunned & miserable…
Will miss you Warnie. There was never a dull moment with you around, on or off the field. Will always treasure our on field duels & off field banter. You always had a special place for India & Indians had a special place for you.
Gone too young! pic.twitter.com/219zIomwjB
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 4, 2022
Virender Sehwag, Former India Opener
Cannot believe it.
One of the greatest spinners, the man who made spin cool, superstar Shane Warne is no more.
Life is very fragile, but this is very difficult to fathom. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans all around the world. pic.twitter.com/f7FUzZBaYX
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 4, 2022
Gautam Gambhir, Former India Opener, BJP MP
Very few can match their attitude with raw talent. #ShaneWarne made bowling look like magic! RIP
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 4, 2022
Shikhar Dhawan, India Opener
Sad, speechless, and completely shocked. An incredible loss to cricket. I have no words. Thank you for everything you’ve done for the sport. Rest in Peace, Shane Warne. Sending my condolences to his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/wO7VenwVSD
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) March 4, 2022
Wasim Akram, Former Pakistan Cricket Skipper
I am shocked and extremely sad to hear about the sudden death of my friend Warnie… he has always been in touch and always helpful.. apart from an iconic bowler he was a great entertainer… my condolences to the family and friends .. rest in peace my friend .
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) March 4, 2022
Waqar Younis, Former Pakistan Skipper
Shane Warne no more..
I’m Shocked and Shattered.Simply can’t believe I’m hearing this.Very very sad day for our cricket community.The biggest superstar of my generation gone.Goodbye Legend @ShaneWarne #RIP Condolences to the family and friends. pic.twitter.com/TRWstn6knq
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) March 4, 2022
Shoaib Akhtar, Former Pakistan Fast Bowler
Just heard the devastating news about legendary Shane Warne passing away. No words to describe how shocked & sad i am.
What a legend. What a man. What a cricketer. pic.twitter.com/4C8veEBFWS
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 4, 2022
David Warner , Australia Opener
Two legends of our game have left us too soon. I’m lost for words, and this is extremely sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Marsh and Warne family. I just can not believe it. #rip, you will both be missed https://t.co/gduLY9bIwg
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) March 4, 2022
Kumar Sangakkara, Former Sri Lanka Skipper
Absolutely shocked and gutted to hear about @ShaneWarne legend and friend. Just Can’t believe it.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) March 4, 2022
Yuvraj Singh, Former India player
It’s a sad day for world cricket. First the news of Rodney Marsh & now Shane Warne ? Heartbreaking! I have fond memories of playing with Warne. He was the king of spin & a legend of the game who’s gone way before his time. RIP. You will be missed ?? my condolences to his family
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 4, 2022