Shane Warne, an Australian cricketer, died on Friday at the age of 52
Warne’s management issued a brief statement stating that he died in Thailand after a suspected heart attack. “Shane was discovered unresponsive in his villa and, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, he was unable to be resuscitate,” according to the statement. “At this time, the family begs privacy and will share further information in due course.”
Warne is considered as one of the greatest leg-spin bowlers of all time, having taken 708 test wickets in a career spanning 1992 to 2007. Later, he played in the Indian Premier League and other Twenty20 leagues until retiring from international cricket in 2013, but he remained connected in the game as a broadcaster.
The cricketing world was taken aback by Warne’s untimely death. Here are some responses:
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
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
RIP 💔💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/MIcsBEjfL6
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) March 4, 2022
Shane Warne … Really !!!!! ☹️
Tell me it’s not true please
— DK (@DineshKarthik) March 4, 2022
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) March 4, 2022
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 4, 2022
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
In utter disbelief and shocked pic.twitter.com/Loroq7f8n4
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) March 4, 2022
Nooooooooooooooo can’t believe you are no more @ShaneWarne 🙏🙏 😢😢😢 RIP my HERO .. don’t wanna believe this .. totally shattered
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 4, 2022
This is absolutely unbelievable. Shocked beyond words. A legend and one of the greatest players ever to grace the game..
Gone too soon… Condolences to his family and friends. https://t.co/UBjIayR5cW
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 4, 2022