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Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne dies of heart attack at 52

Legendary Australian player Shane Warne suspectedly died due to a heart attack on Friday at the age of 52 in Thailand.

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New Delhi: Legendary Australian player Shane Warne suspectedly died due to a heart attack on Friday at the age of 52. Warne was in Thailand’s Koh Samui. Warne was considered to be the greatest leg-spinner of all time.

Shane Warne wrote his last tweet at 7.23 am in the morning. In the tweet, he had expressed his condolence on the death of former Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh.

Shane Warne tweeted, ”Sad to hear the news that Rod March has passed. He was a legend of our great game and an inspiration to so many young boys and girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket and gave so much-especially to Australia and England players.”

According to the official statement by Warne’s mangement, ”Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived.”

Brief history of Shane Warne’s cricket career 

During his career, the greatest spinner played 145 Tests for Australia and claimed 708 wickets. Warne, famous as Warney, is also regarded for winning the 1999 ODI World Cup and 1001 international wickets.

He took retirement from the game in 2007. The legendary cricketer also played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Warne also played an important role for the team in the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008.

Warne’s stand on Ukraine-Russia crisis

Shane Warne was also famous for openly sharing his opinion. On the ongoing crisis of Ukraine and Russia, he supported Ukraine and blamed Russian military forces for their ”unjustified attack”.

Shane added in his tweet, ”The pictures are horrific and I can’t believe more is not being done to stop this. Sending lots of love to my Ukrainian mate @Jksheva7 and his family.”

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