Shane Warne, an international cricket great from Australia, died on Friday at the age of 52. Fox Sports, in a statement released through Warne's management, confirmed the news to Australian media source Fox Sports.
For now, Warne’s family is very sad because of his sudden death and, also, for now, they are requesting privacy and will disclose further details shortly, "the announcement added.
According to Fox Cricket, cricketer Shane Warne died in Thailand.
This is the second devastating news for Australian cricket in 24 hours, following the death of fellow great Rod Marsh on Friday after suffering from a massive heart attack at a charity event. He made his Test debut at the SCG in 1992 versus India and went to worldwide stardom when he threw the Ball of the Century in 1993. It was the best and most memorable moment for all cricket fans worldwide.
Warne also has the most remains of any player in history. Shane Warne was named one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century for his extraordinary performances throughout the 15-year span of his cricket career that lasted from 1992 to 2007.
Tributes flowed in from all around the world, as players and celebs shared shock and disbelief at the renowned cricketer's death. Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma were among many who shared their memories of Warne on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Warne was recognized as one of the outstanding spinners of all eras, having taken 708 Test match wickets. He also has 293 international one-day wickets to his name and has played over 300 matches for Australia in all categories.
In addition, Warne has the most remains of any player in history. Shane Warne was named one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century for his extraordinary performances throughout the 15-year span of his cricket career that lasted from 1992 to 2007.
Shane Warne was born on September 13, 1969, in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, and made his Test League debut against India in Sydney in 1992, followed by his ODI debut against New Zealand in Wellington the following March.
The cricketer, known simply as "Warnie," is famous for nearly single-handedly resurrecting the art of leg-spin in the early 1990s. Although legends such as Pakistan's Abdul Qadir had kept the technique alive, Warne gave leg-spin a new gloss and combative intent. He could trick the world's top hitters with his quick and strategic mind.
Notably, the leg spinners' delivery to Mike Gatting in the 1993 Manchester Ashes Test was hailed as the "ball of the century."
Warne was a brilliant, educated, skilled, and charming player with a colorful personality both on and off the field who was embroiled in several scandals throughout his career.
Away from the cricket pitch, Warne was frequently on the front pages of tabloid newspapers, which published hundreds of new details about his personal life. His "sexcapades" were almost as well-known as some of his performances.
He and his then-teammate Mark Waugh were both penalized in 1995 for providing information to an Indian bookmaker during the previous year's tour of Sri Lanka. He was criticized by the cricket authorities for comments he made against then-Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga soon before the beginning of the 1999 World Cup.
Warne was banned from international cricket for a year in 2003, on the eve of that year's 50-over World Cup, after testing positive for a prohibited medication during a regular drug test. He said it was provided to him by his mother to help him burn calories and lose some weight.
The leg-spinner, on the other hand, made a remarkable revival with four five-wicket deliveries in a row to lead Australia to a historic 3-0 series win in Sri Lanka in March 2004, and then played a quietly crucial role in their subsequent "end of frontier" victory in India. After recovering from the Ashes with a 5-0 whitewash, he retired from international cricket in 2007.
Even at the age of 37, Warne's career was far from ending. Despite being a "master tactical," Warne wasn't ever given the opportunity to lead Australia; issues off the field were a significant obstacle to his rise to the position of captain. He did, however, complete those unresolved issues by earning the IPL championship.
After retirement from international cricket, Warne showed his leadership skills and contributed to his fame by helping the Rajasthan Royals win the first Indian Premier League in the year 2008. Not only that, but he took 19 wickets in the 2008 IPL to help Rajasthan Royals win the championship.
He inspired confidence and sought guidance in multiple players, including Ravindra Jadeja and Yusuf Pathan, who has continued to serve Indian cricket. Warne had a keen eye for ability, as seen by his selection of unknown players to develop great moments for the Rajasthan Royals.
Legend Shane Warne also gained success as a presenter and was regarded as one of the game's most observant commentators.
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