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‘Devastated’: Cricket fraternity in shock after Shane Warne’s sudden demise

'Devastated': Cricket fraternity in shock after Shane Warne's sudden demise


‘Devastated’: Cricket fraternity in shock after Shane Warne’s sudden demise

Australian Cricket legend Shane Warne passed away on Friday after reportedly suffering a heart attack. He was 52. Confirming the report, s statement from Warne’s management said; “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived.” “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.,” it added.

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers to have played the sport. He made his Test debut at the SCG in 1992 and immediately shot to fame with the ball of century.

In his illustrious career spanning 15 years, Shane warne played 145 Tests and took 708 wickets, a record only surpassed by Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. Warne was a part of the legendary Australian team that dominated world cricket for almost a decade. He retired from international cricket in January 2007 at the end of Australia’s 5–0 Ashes series victory over England. He also took 293 One-Day International wickets and made more than 300 appearances for Australia across all formats. Cricket fraternity as well as his legion of fans are in utter shock.

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