Thailand’s prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has resigned. Cricketer Shane Warne, one of cricket’s greatest spinners, has died aged 52. His talent and charisma transcended the sport. To get the most out of your time, read more
Warne’s family reported that he died of a suspected heart attack on the Thai island of Koh Samui, where he completed his illustrious international career in 2007 with 708 test wickets.
As stated in the release, “Shane was discovered unconscious in his Villa and could not be awakened despite the best efforts of medical staff.
Requesting privacy at this time, the family will give additional information in the future.
Legendary leg spinner Shane Warne made his first test appearance against India in 1992, and by the end of his 15-year international career, Warne had established himself as one of the greatest ever spinners in cricket history. Read more
When Australia defeated Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup final, he was named the match’s man-of-the-match.
When Warne didn’t show up for dinner, one of his pals went to check on him, Thai police claimed, citing a report from the hotel where the cricketer was staying.
Chatchawin Nakmusik, a police officer on the island of Koh Samui, told Reuters via phone that a friend performed CPR on the man and summoned him for an ambulance.
“Another 10-20 minutes of CPR were subsequently provided by an emergency response team. Then, an ambulance from the Thai International Hospital arrived and whisked him away to his destination. He died after five minutes of CPR.”
Chatchawin clarified that the reason for death was unknown, but that they were not treating it suspiciously.
Just a few hours before Warne’s passing, another legendary Australian cricketer passed away at the age of 74: wicketkeeper Rod Marsh
Twelve hours before his death was made public, Warne posted a tribute to Marsh on Twitter.
“It is with great sadness that we learn of Rod Marsh’s passing. He was a legend in our sport and a role model for many young people. Rod was passionate about cricket and generous with his time and resources, especially to the Australian and English national teams. Ros and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.”
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked Warne as one of the top five finest players of the 20th century, and he was one of the game’s most popular crowd-pullers.
In 2003, he was suspended for a year after testing positive for diuretics, which were illegal at the time.
In 2008, he led Rajasthan Royals to the first Indian Premier League title, often referred to as the best captain Australia has ever had.
Thousands of cricketers paid their respects to Shane Warne after his passing.
A horrified Sachin Tendulkar described his reaction to the loss of “Warnie” as “shocked, stunned, and miserable.
“With you around, there was never a dull moment on or off the field. We’ll always cherish our on- and off-the-field rivalries. For as long as you can remember, you’ve had a special place in your heart for India and Indians “Tendulkar sent out a tweet.
“Unbelievable. To say the least, I’m stunned would be an understatement. Surely this isn’t the case?
@ShaneWarne, rest in peace. What I’m feeling right now is beyond description. A devastating blow to cricket, “he penned.
Pat Cummins, Australia’s Test captain, described Shane Warne as a “once in a century cricketer” and claimed the team was “numbed by the news” as they played in Pakistan.
As a result of his influence, “so many of us in the playing group have fallen in love with this wonderful sport,” Cummins remarked.
“The sport of cricket was changed forever when Shane Watson entered the scene, and it will remain so now that he has passed away. The king has died.”
“Rod Marsh and now Shane Watson’s deaths have been devastating for Australian cricket. Both families are in our thoughts, and we wish them the best “Cummins was added.
Simon Evans, Amlan Chakraborty, and Patpicha Tanakasempipat contributed to the reporting, while Toby Davis edited the piece.