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Australian cricket legend Shane Warne, 52, dies of heart attack

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Former Australian cricket legend and spin bowling legend Shane Warne has died at the age of 52 years, due to a “suspected heart attack” according to reports.

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Warne is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers to have played the game, having retired as Test cricket’s second most prolific wicket-taker.

Warne’s management released a brief statement in the early hours of Saturday (AEDT), that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack, according to sources.

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

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

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The news is the second devastating blow for Australian cricket within 24 hours with fellow great, Rod Marsh, also dying on Friday having suffered a major heart attack last week.

Affectionately known as ‘Warnie’ and adored by millions across the globe, Warne is considered by many as the greatest bowler to ever play the game.

His stellar international career spanned across 15 years and saw him take 708 Test wickets — the most ever for an Australian, and the second-most of all time behind only Muttiah Muralitharan.

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