Australian cricket legend and the all-time best leg-spinner Shane Warne, has died at 52 on account of suspected coronary heart assault.
Warne’s administration launched a quick assertion within the early hours of Saturday (Australian Standard time), that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected coronary heart attack.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement reads to Australian media outlet Fox Sports.
“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
The news is the second devastating blow for Australian cricket within 24 hours with fellow great, Rod Marsh, also dying on Friday having suffered a major heart attack last week.
He also known as ‘Warnie’ and adored by millions across the globe, Warne is considered by many as the greatest bowler to ever play the game.
His stellar international career spanned across 15 years and saw him take 708 Test wickets — the most ever for an Australian, and the second-most of all time behind only Muttiah Muralitharan.
The Ball of the Century, additionally known as the Gatting Ball or just That Ball, is the title given to a cricket delivery bowled by Australian spin bowler Shane Warne to English batsman Mike Gatting on 4 June 1993, the second day of the first Test of the 1993 Ashes series, at Outdated Trafford in Manchester. Along with his first ball towards England, in his first Ashes Check, Warne produced a spectacular delivery that bowled Gatting out. It grew to become as being of appreciable significance in not simply the context of the match, but in cricket it is signalled the revival of leg spin bowling.