The Legendry Leg-Spinner Shane Warne, Passed Away At 52

Australian cricketer and the greatest leg-spinner of all time, Shane Warne (52), passed away of a suspected heart attack on 4th March at the Island of Ko Samui, Thailand. His management broke the news to the world requesting privacy for the family.

Shane Warne’s Cricketing Career At A Glance:

• He debuted against India in 1992 at the Sydney Cricket Ground
• In 1993 Ashes, Warne bowled the “Best of the Series” while bowling out English cricket legend, Mike Gatting
• He dominated Australian cricket for the next 14 years
• He played 145 Tests and became the Baggy Green after Ricky Ponting and Allan Border
• With 708 wickets, he is second to Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka
• He played 194 ODIs and took 1001 wickets
• In 2007, he announced his retirement from international cricket
• Shane Warne was a part of the World Cup 1999 winning Australian team
• He was the five-times Ashes winner
• Warne was named one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of 20th Century
• In 2004, Warne took four consecutive five-wickets

Shane Warne, Passed Away At 52

IPL Career

• Shane Warne led Rajasthan Royals (RR) to win the 2008 edition
• He played for three more years before taking up the coaching job with RR
• He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame


• In 1995, Shane Warne along with teammate Mark Waugh was fined for revealing crucial information to an Indian bookie
• In 2003, Shane Warne got a one-year suspension from cricket for failing to pass a drug test just one day before the World Cup

Shane Warne was fully vaccinated and he also has had COVID-19. Just 12 hours before his death, he condoled the death of a teammate Rod Marsh, who also died of a heart attack. In January 2022, a documentary titled “Shane” was released to capture some of the stellar moments of his life.


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