Australian cricket legend Shane Warne passes away

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne passes away

Canberra (Web Desk): Former Australian cricket great Shane Warne has passed away at the age of 52 due to a suspected heart attack, Australian media outlet Fox Sports reported.

As per the publication, Warne’s management released a brief statement saying that he had passed away.

“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 is regarded as one of the finest leg-spin bowlers of all time, bagging 708 Test wickets in a career that spanned from 1992 to 2007.

He later played in the Indian Premier League and other Twenty20 competitions before retiring from all cricket in 2013 but continued to be involved in the game as a broadcaster.

Warne's death is the second major blow to Cricket Australia on Friday after another Australian legend, Rodney Marsh, also passed away earlier in the day.

The cricket fraternity expressed shock over Warne's sudden death as messages continued to pouring from all circles.