Melbourne: Australian cricket icon Shane Warne passed away at the age of 52 on Friday. “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” Warne’s management has said via a statement.
Warne suffered a massive cardiac arrest in his villa and despite several attempts, he couldn’t be revived. Former India opener Virender Sehwag tweeted the sad news.
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
Warne has 708 wickets in his kitty in 145 Test matches, only behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan with 800 wickets in 133 outings.
It may be recalled another legendary Australian and former wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh, who is regarded as one of the finest wicketkeepers to have ever played the game, passed away following a cardiac arrest at a charity event on earlier on Friday.