“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical personnel, he could not be revived,” an announcement from Warne administration issued.
“The family requests confidentiality at this time and will provide further details in due course,” he stated.
Shane Warne Magic Ball: Watch Shane Warne’s 1993 ball of the century towards England in Ashes
Warne, thought of one of many best spinners to play the game, performed 145 Checks for Australia and gained 708 wickets. He additionally gained the 1999 ODI World Cup and has a complete of 1001 worldwide wickets.
Warne’s administration launched a short assertion to Australian media, saying he died in Koh Samui, Thailand, and the rationale may very well be a suspected coronary heart assault. Koh Samui is in style amongst vacationers and is Thailand’s second largest island.
He immortalized himself with the ‘ball of the century’ in 1993 when, aged 24, he tricked Mike Gatting at Previous Trafford with a supply which landed on the stump of his leg and, because the Englishman tried to defend, viciously turned to chop off his bond.
Gatting was left in disbelief by the massive damaged leg, a contraption that was dying earlier than Warne resurrected it together with his crafty. He was the second highest wicket-taker in Take a look at historical past and solely Muttiah Muralitharan, excluding spinner from Sri Lanka, has extra wickets than him with 800.
In 2007, Cricket Australia and Sri Lanka Cricket named the Take a look at collection between the 2 groups the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy in honor of the pair.
Warne, who made his Take a look at debut towards India at Sydney’s iconic cricket floor, has been named one in every of Wisden’s 5 Cricketers of the Century for his unequalled achievements over a 15 profession years between 1992 and 2007. In 2013, the 12 months he retired from taking part in utterly, he was inducted into the ICC Corridor of Fame.
His worldwide retirement got here lengthy earlier than that in 2007. Warne helped Australia win the World Cup in 1999 and gained extra wickets than another bowler in Ashes cricket, the overall being 195.
After his retirement, Warne added to his legend by doubling as captain and coach of the IPL Rajasthan Royals crew and guiding them to a exceptional triumph within the inaugural version of the occasion.
A flamboyant character each on and off the pitch, Warne additionally loved success as a commentator and was thought of one of many sport’s sharpest analysts. He was immensely in style in India and his connection to the nation dates again to his debut when Ravi Shastri turned his first Take a look at wicket.
Warne’s vivacious character has made him a fan favourite within the cricketing world, however has additionally typically gotten him into hassle. In 1998, he and Mark Waugh confronted a nice from Cricket Australia for accepting cash from a bookmaker to share pitch and climate info.
Earlier than the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, he examined constructive for a banned diuretic which he says was given to him by his mom to drop some pounds. He later confronted a suspension for failing the doping check. He rejected the concept of teaching cricket and at all times advocated male managers as a substitute.
Warne died on a day when Australian cricket mourns the dying of wicketkeeper legend Rod Marsh. He had forgiven Marsh’s disappearance in a tweet this morning and that message would now be amongst his final public statements. “Sad to hear the news of Rod Marsh’s passing.
He was a legend in our large sport and an inspiration to so many younger girls and boys. Rod cared deeply about cricket and gave rather a lot, particularly to Australian and England gamers. Sending heaps and many like to Ros and the household. RIP buddy,” the caption posted.
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