Australia cricketer Shane Warne passes away of suspected heart attack


Former Australia cricketer Shane Warne has died at the age of 52. Warned scored 708 wickets in 145 Test matches for Australia making him the second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history.
Back in 1993 Warne produced ‘Ball of the Century’ to dismiss England’s Mike Gatting at Old Trafford. Since his retirement he worked as a pundit for Sky Sports.
He took 1,001 international wickets in total, having also picked up 293 in 194 one-day internationals. He was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, alongside Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs and Sir Viv Richards.
Warne’s management released a statement saying the Australian died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui in Thailand. It read: “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.”
Ahead of England’s game against the West Indies President’s XI both teams fell silent out of respect for Warne.
On Friday former Australia wicketkeeper Rod Marsh died from a heart attack at the age of 74.