Australian cricket legend Shane Warne passed away on Friday after a suspected heart attack.
In a statement, his management said he was found unresponsive in his villa and “despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived”.
Born in 1969, Warne went on to become one of the greatest spin bowler in world cricket. He played his first Test match in 1992.
He retired from international cricket in 2007.
Several senior cricketers took to social media to condole his death.
“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,” tweeted former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag.
“He was one of the greatest wrist spinners to ever grace the game,” tweeted K Srikanth.
Venkatesh Prasad called it an extremely sad day for cricket.
Irfan Pathan tweeted, “Shane Warne was a crowd puller. Magician with the ball. Absolute legend of Australian cricket. First IPL winning captain. He will be missed.”
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