In an upsetting piece of development for Cricket fans all over the world, Shane Warne has reportedly passed away due to a suspected heart attack. The 52-year old former spinner was found unconscious in his villa in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Warne’s management team has released a brief statement, shedding light on the incident

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement reads.

“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

Warne had recently shared an update about his fitness regime. The former leg-spinner had started a new fitness routine to get back in shape by July.

The news of Warne’s untimely demise comes hours after another legendary Australian cricketer Rodney Marsh passed away earlier on Friday, March 4, 2022. In fact, Warne had tweeted his tribute to the former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman.

Many will remember Warne as one of the greatest spinners to play the sport, taking 1001 international wickets. Throughout his career the Australian played 145 Test matches for his country, amassing a total of 708 wickets, a figure second only to Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. Warne was also part of the team that won the 1999 ODI World Cup.

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